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Hearst Gift of $50,000 

Establishes Scholarship 



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Dr. H. C. Byrd receives from Mr. C. Dorsey Warfield. of the Baltimore News-Post 
and Sunday American, the &50.000 which is to establish, in the name of William Ran- 
dolph Hearst, a Scholarship for high school graduates and a Fellowship for college 
graduates in the University's new American Civilization Studies. 



Since its announcement by Dr. II. C. 
Byrd, University President, some weeks 
ago. the American Civilization Studies cur- 
riculum to be inaugurated at the University 
of Maryland has excited much favorable 
comment throughout the nation. Concrete 
evidence of this interest was given when 
a four-year scholarship and a three-year 
fellowship in the American Civilization 
Studies was established at the University 
of Maryland by the Baltimore .Yews-Post 
and Sunday American. 

The scholarship, for high school gradu- 
ates, and the fellowship, for college grad- 
uates of the United States, were established 
through the presentation of S 50,000 to the 
University of Maryland by C. Dorsey War- 
field, publisher of the Hearst Newspapers 
in Baltimore, on the occasion of the eighty- 
second birthday of William Randolph 
Hearst, and each will bear his name. 

In connection with the presentation of 
the fund to Dr. H. C. Byrd. Mr. Hearst 
sent the following message: 

"I am very happy that The Baltimore 
News-Post and Sunday American has de- 
voted a p.irt of its available funds to the 
presentation of a scholarship and a fellow- 
ship to the University of Maryland for its 



admirable course in the History of Amer- 
ican Civilization. 

'"This offering b\ the News-Post and 
Sunday American is a fine practical expres- 
sion of the deep and earnest interest which 
the Hearst Newspapers have shown for 
many years in support of comprehensive 
courses in American Historv in the schools 
and colleges. It has always seemed to me 
that in a democracy where the citizen is 
the rightful and final source of all power 
in government, his most essential study 
should be the history of his own country — 
the country he is privileged to govern and 
obligated to gov ern w isely and well. 

"And since that country has developed 
from a trackless wilderness to become the 
greatest and the richest and happiest of all 
civilized nations in the short space of 1 50 
vears, it is his especial duty to learn and 
know what fundamental principles and sus- 
tained policies have made it great and 
prosperous, and to make sure in his labors 
of government that these principles and 
policies shall not be neglected nor for- 
gotten, but shall continue to be faithfully 
applied in order that the liberties of his 
great country shall continue to exist and 
the prosperity and happiness of himself and 



of his fellow citizens shall continue to in- 
crease. 

"With full information and sincere pur- 
pose the obligation of good citizenship can 
be successfully exercised. 

"But responsibility without knowledge 
invites and, in fact, insures disaster. 

"Consequently, it would seem that the 
first duty of the schools and colleges of this 
American Republic is to teach American 
citizens the History' of American Civiliza- 
tion. 

"And the first duty of the American 
Press is to support the schools and col- 
leges in the education and graduation of 
good American citizens, and to continue to 
inform and aid the citizen in after life in 
the performance of his vital democratic 
obligations." 

In telegraphing acceptance of the gift 
Dr. Byrd said: 

"In accepting the gift of The Baltimore 
News-Post and Sunday American to estab- 
lish a fellowship and scholarship in your 
honor the University of Maryland is proud 
to play its part in rediscovering and per- 
petuating the ideals on which our Govern- 
ment has become powerful in world coun- 
cils and has provided for the American 
people rights and liberties and economic 
advantages such as arc enjoyed nowhere 
else on earth. 

"May I congratulate you on your birth- 
day for your significant contribution to 
to our national welfare because your ef- 
forts to preserve the foundation of Amer- 
ica's greatness will always be remembered 
in the grateful hearts of your people." 

Dr. Guy A. Cardwell, newly appointed 
head of the English Department at the 
University, whose specialized field of in- 
terest is American literature and culture, 
has been selected to direct the new cur- 
riculum. A faculty committee on scholar- 
ships will establish requirements for the 
scholarship and fellowship each of which 
it is planned will be available for the be- 
ginning of the semester in September. 



Lt. Galbraith Gets Ten 
Japs in Banzai Attack 

Blasted from his cot by an enemy gren- 
ade during a Jap banzai attack on his 
fighter squadron area. LIEUT. JOHN F. 
GALBRAITH, '41 -'42, pilot, turned 
ground fighter to help beat off the foe, 
and killed at least 10 of the raiders before 
he was wounded by hand grenade frag- 
ments. 

The Japs attacked before dawn, rushing 
the fighter squadron area, slashing tents 
with bayonets and knives and throwing 
grenades among the sleeping men. Lieu- 
tenant Galbraith, with two other officers. 
held off the enemy for an hour, picking off 
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Wedding Bells | 

DR. ELIZABETH ACTON, Salem, X. 
J., and CAPT. JAMES R. KARNS, Cum- 
berland. Md.. were married January 13 at 
Salem. Captain and Mrs. Karns arc both 
graduates of the University of Man-land 
Medical School. Captain Karns, of the 
\niiv Medical Corps, is stationed at a re- 
distribution center :vt Ashcville. N. C, and 
Mi-. Karns is on the staff of the Hospital 
for Women of Maryland, Baltimore. 

HELEN OWEN WELSH, A.B. 40. 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Hammond 
Welsh of 24 Wine Ave.. Hyattsville. Md.. 
March 3 married Lieut, (j.g.) Wayne Al- 
bert Caskcv, Toledo, O. Lieutenant Caskey 
is a ferry command pilot with the Naval 
Air Corps. 

MARTHA LADD SPARHAWK, \.B. 
'43, Kappa Kappa Gamma, of Washing- 
ton, D. C. recent])' became the bride of 
Lieut. Walter Eli Domina, Air Corps. U. 
v M. C R.. of North Swanzey, N. H. 
fne couple live at Jacksonville, Fla., where 
lieutenant Domina is stationed. 

. STANLEY DEAN SHINN, '33, Engi- 
leering. Hyattsville, Md.. on March 10 
vas married to Katherine Estelle Payne of 
Clarksburg, W. Va. The wedding took 
ilace in Hyattsville. 

JANE ELIZABETH PLITT, '45, Edu- 
ation. of Hyattsville, and ROBERT A. 
'ISHTON. U. S. N.. 44, Elkridge, Md., 
.ere married March 14. They will live at 
Memphis, Tenn., where Mr. Bishton is 
training for a commission in the Navy. 

NANCY JEAN PHILLIPS, 43, Home 
Economics, of University Park, Md., and 
LIEUT. BARTON H. MARSHALL, JR., 
'40'43, Hyattsville, were married at Hy- 
attsville on February 10. 

ODEN BOWIE. B.S. '38, Agricultural 
Economics, Sigma Nu. of Mitchellsville, 
Md., and Laura Brainard, New York, were 
married April 21 in Dwight Memorial 
Chapel at Yale University. Bowie is the 
grandson of the late Governor Oden Bowie 
of Mankind. 

DR. J. G. DIAMOND, Phi Lambda 
Kappa, medical fraternity, graduate of the 
University Medical School, married Evelyn 
A. Stern of Philadelphia March 18. They 
will live at Plainfield, N. J., where Dr. 
Diamond is a practicing physician. 

CAPT. MILTON G. ABARBANEL, 
U. S. M. C, graduate of the University 
Medical School, at present assigned to 
Stark General Hospital, Charleston, S. C, 
and Sgt. Zelma Dobkin, WAC, were re- 
cently married at Fort Benning, where Ser- 
geant Dobkin is assigned to infantry school. 



CAMPUS NEWS ROUNDUP 



The University has announced that it 
will grant "due college credit" for special- 
ized training received by World War II 
veterans while in service. 

Dr. Edgar F. Long, Director of Admis- 
sions, who will help administer the pro- 
gram, stated that an additional feature of 
the pbn was to permit young former serv- 
ice men and women to enter upon passage 
of entrance tests regardless of whether or 
not they had completed high school work. 

An attempt will be made to decide rea- 
sonably and fairly how many semester 
hours, if any, can be allowed for every type 
of training for any job in the Army and 
Navy. 

Veterans of more than 90 days' service 
will be given credit for military training 
and exempted from the University's re- 
quired course of basic military training. For 
women veterans, the credit will be applied 
to physical education requirements. 

Also planned, arc short courses in ag- 
riculture, mechanics, electricity and other 
technical subjects to fit veterans for trades 
and professions. 

None of the 63 veterans now at the Uni- 
versity have requested credits for training 
received in service but the program is 
ready for use as soon as any qualified vet- 
eran wishes to take advantage of it. 



Prof. W. R. Ballard, Extension Horticul- 
turist of the University has retired from 
active duty after 39 years with the insti- 
tution. 

A graduate of Kansas State Agricultural 
College in 1905, Prof. Ballard went to the 
University- of Maryland the following Feb- 
ruary to conduct tests and breeding experi- 
ments with fruit. 

During 1918 he conducted the State 
Garden Contests initiated by the State 
Food Administrator and at the end of 
World War I he taught for a year at the 
University before being made extension 
horticulturist. 

He is the author of many bulletins, ed- 



ited the monthly leaflet. "Ornamental Gar- 
dening Notes." and has written a series of 
circulars on "The Improvement of Home 
Grounds." ^c^^-C 

!*i3M3 

For more than a year the poultry deparf 
ment of the University of Maryland has 
been working with the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture on experiments to 
test for incubation of eggs transported by 
air. So successful have the tests proved, 
that eggs are to be flown to Europe in 
order to restock its war depleted hen- 
houses. 

Test flights were made from Washing- 
ton to Los Angeles and back, a distance of 
X200 miles, with a loss of only 2.8 per- 
cent in fertility. Other test flights, 5,443 
miles from Washington to Recife, Brazil, 
showed eggs retaining well over 50 percent 
fertility. 

University poultry men feel certain that 
eggs shipped to Europe will have better 
chance for success than those shipped to 
Latin-America. Shipments through sub- 
freezing temperatures arc scheduled for the 
near future, with several thousand turkey 
and chicken eggs to go to the Soviet Union. 



And now they have developed a potato 
that will yield two crops in the same 
summer, if the season is long enough, with- 
out the use of stored seed. Round and 
white with purple eyes, it not only is the 
first potato to give two crops per season, 
but according to a three year yield test 
made in Eastern Maryland, it comes 
through with a higher yield for each har- 
vest than most once a year types. 

Dr. R. A. Jehle, professor of plant path- 
ology at the University of Maryland and 
plant pathologist for the State of Mary- 
land, together with Dr. F. J. Stevenson 
of the Agriculture Department research 
center at Beltsville. Md.. developed the 
potato. 



Captain Abarbanel formerlv lived at Jer- 
sey City, N. J. 

DR. PAUL G. HEROLD of Baltimore. 
Md.. and Mary Elizabeth Woodburn of 
Petersburg, Fla., were married at Peters- 
burg April 5. Dr. Herold, a graduate ef the 
University of Mankind Medical School, 
will intern at Maryland General Hospital. 

MARY FLORENCE LAWS, Snow 
Hill. Md., graduate of the University 
School of Nursing, married Dr. H. V. 
Guhleman of Baltimore, Md., April 7. 
Thev will live in Baltimore. 



Plans Changed 

Because of recent re-emphasis on travel 
restrictions by the Office of Defense Trans- 
portation, the committee which met to 
consider plans for an Alumni Reunion in 
June, decided that such a gathering will 
not be possible at this time. It is hoped 
that Alumni who live within a reasonable 
distance will find it possible to return for 
the Commencement Exercises to be held 
on June 2". 



Maryland Graduates Active on World Battlefronts 




OFFICIAL U. S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO 

BARBARA ELIZABETH REED. B.S. '43, 
Commerce Marine private, has com- 
pleted basic training at Camp Lejeune, 
N. C, and has been assigned to duty on 
that post. Private Reed is a member of 
Gamma Phi Beta sorority; her mother 
lives at 187-20 Dunkirk St.. St. Albans. 
Long Island, N. Y. 

PVT. GLORIA M. STEWART, B.S. 
'44. Physical Education, joined the WAC 
as a Physical Therapy student shortly after 
graduation and, after basic training in 
Georgia, is receiving further training at 
the Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, 
Colo. Her home is at Edgewood Arsenal, 
Md. 

CAPT. J. DAVID LEONARD. A.B. 
'40, Sigma Nu, attached to the 2nd Ar- 
mored Division, 9th Army, is in a hospital 
in Germany with an attack of malaria, 
which lie first contracted when he was sta- 
tioned in Africa. The captain, son of Fred 
J. Leonard, 6716 N. Central Ave., Chevy 
Chase, Md., has been in the Army four 
years, of which he spent one year in Al- 
geria and Tunisia and two years in the 
European theater. 

ENS. ARNOLD G. RAWLING, U. S. 
N. R., B.S. '43, Chemical Engineering, of 
Luke, Md., since entering the Navy in 
August, 1943. has been graduated from 
the United States Naval Reserve Midship- 
man's School at Notre Dame, and is now- 
seeing duty in the Pacific. His present ad- 
dress is U.S.S. LST 940, c/o Fleet Post 
Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

LIEUT. ORLANDO RIDOUT, B.S. 
'43, Animal Husbandry, Delta Sigma Phi, 
is stationed in the Marianas Islands where 
he is serving as an intelligence officer on 
the staff of the 74th Battalion. Lieutenant 
Ridout received his commission in May, 
1943, and went overseas in January, 1944, 



to serve as swimming instructor at Waikiki 
Beach until December, 1944. when he was 
transferred to the Marianas. His home is 
at St. Margaret's, Md. 

LIEUT, (s.g.) HALBERT K. EVANS, 
B.S. '39, Sigma Nu, graduate of the U. S. 
N. Flight Training School at Pcnsacola. 
l'la.. m 1940, is now on duty with the fleet 
in the Western Pacific, as senior flight 
officer on the cruiser Vinccnnes and as 
such has seen much action during the re- 
cent Philippine battles. 

He was an outstanding track man and 
set a new university record in the low hur- 
dles during his college career. His wife, 
former MARY HELEN CALLENDER, 
'37'39, and their two-year-old daughter 
are now living in Granville, Ohio. 

Lieutenant Evans' brother, MAJ. WAR- 
REN R. EVANS, B.S. '36. Phi Sigma 
Kappa, is stationed in China and is a Spc 
cial Service Officer on the staff of Major- 
Genl. C. L. Chenault in the headquarters 
of the 14th Air Force. Major Evans was 
Special Service Officer of the 1st Air Force 
at Mitchel Field, N. Y., before being sent 
overseas and assigned to the 14th. 

Prior to being called to active duty in 
May, 1941, Major Evans was director of 
physical education at Frederick, Md., High 
School. He was a quarter-miler on the Uni- 
versity of Mankind track team from 1933 
to 1936. His wife, former MARGARET 
GRIFFIN, '37-'38, and three-year old son 
live at 280" Chelsea Terrace, Baltimore. 
Md. 

CAPT. STANLEY T. RUMMER, B.S. 
'40, Commerce. Baltimore, Md., is on de- 
tached service at Kennedy General Hos- 
pital. Memphis, Tenn., having been 
wounded in Germany in December, 1944. 
His wife, former SUSAN RINEHART, 
A.B. '40, Kappa Kappa Kappa, of Relay, 
Md.. and daughter, Man' Susan, joined 
Captain Kummer in Memphis in March. 



LIEUT. ELIJAH RINEHART, B.S. 
'42. Civil Engineering, Thcta Chi, of Re- 
lay. Md., is with the Rainbow Division in 
Europe. 

LIEUT. DAN F. KEENEY, on com 
pleting his medical course at the University 
of Mankind and his interneship at Gar- 
field Memorial Hospital at Washington, 
D. C, was inducted into the armed services 
and is now stationed at Thomasville, Ga. 
Mrs. Keeney is with him there. 

CAPT. ALAN H. HERMAN. 42. 
Dentistry, is serving with a ski troop in 
the Alps Mountains. 

A note from Major Evans of the Air 
Corps, stationed in China, says that 

LIEUT.-COL. ARTHUR HOUSE. A.B. 

'33. College Park, is assistant A-l in the 
14th A. A. F. Headquarters, and he and 
Major Evans meet almost daily. On a trip 
to Calcutta, Major Evans saw LIEUT. 
JOHNNY MUNCKS, B.S. 39, Civil En- 
gineering, Phi Delta Theta, who is in the 
office of the Air Engineer at the A. A. F. 
Headquarters of the India-Burma Theater 
and the two had a long talk about old times 
at the U. of M. 

F. X. JORDAN, A.B. '37, Sigma 
Phi Sigma. S 1/c, began training at Lake- 
hurst, N. J., Naval Air School Aerogra- 
phers' School as a Navy weather observer 
recently. Jordan, a U. S. Government eco- 
nomic analyst before his enlistment in the 
U. S. Navy, is the husband of Geraldine 
R. Jordan, 409 Boyd Ave., Takoma Park. 
Md. 

ENS. GEORGE ARTHUR KAUF- 
MANN, '44, Civil Engineering, U. S. N. 
R., is serving on LCT 1243, c/o Fleet 
Post Office, San Francisco. Ensign Kauf- 
mann, who went into active service in the 
Nan - in September, has been at sea since 
March of this year. His home is at Berwvn, 
Md. 



In the Service of Their Country 

One time University of Maryland 
middleweight boxing star, MIKE 
LOMBARDO, '37, Education (left) 
rests preparatory to "entering the 
ring" against Japs on Okinawa. 

LIEUT. ROBERT C. HENRY, 
'42, Chemistry (right), as chemical 
warfare officer for his Air Service 
Group, saw almost two and a half 
years of service in the European war 
and is authorized to wear the Euro- 
pean-African Middle East campaign 
ribbon with three stars. 





Wounded 

2ND LIEUT. DEANE E. KEITH, B.S. 
43, Chemistry, Sigma Nu, 9-B Ridge Rd., 
Grccnbelt, Md., incurred wounds to his 
right arm. right leg. and right thigh March 
13. in German\. 

PEC. ROBERT N. JUST, 43, Chemi- 
cal Engineering. 43 IS Tuckerman St., Hy- 
attsvillc. Md., wounded in France on 
March 15. 

R. M. : c JAMES R. WANNAN, JR., 
41-42, Commerce, 5409 5th St.. N. W., 
Washington, D. C, injured on Iwo Jima 
when he sought to help a wounded friend, 
is in the Naval Hospital in Charleston. 
S. C. 

CPL. PAUL FLICK, 41-43, Educa- 
tion. Martinsburg. W. Va., wounded in 
action in northern Europe is in a Belgian 
hosptal, 25th General Hospital, APO 350, 
c o Post Master, New York City. 

PVT. PHILLIP S. MILLER, 42-43, 
Agriculture. Rockville. Md.. after a year 
and a half of overseas duty with the First 
Cavalry (dismounted) has been wounded. 

PEC. CHARLES W. FERRAR, '36- 
'39, Engineering, Lanham, Md., wounded 
in Germany December 9, after one month 
of overseas duty. 

2ND LIEUT. DONALD M. CALL, 
JR., 40-43. Agriculture, 6026 Welborn 
Dr.. Woodacres, Md., is in an English hos- 
pital under treatment for a wound in- 
curred March 19 in Germany. 

LIEUT. JACK GAINES, 40-43, Edu- 
cation, Pi Kappa, Bethcsda. Md., wounded 
for the second time in France on March 16. 

PFC. CARL ROBERT STURGES, 
■2-43, Education, 7525 Morningside Dr., 
N. W., Washington, D. C, in Germany 
with the First Army, was wounded Feb- 
ruary 3. 

LIEUT. THOMAS F. LANSDALE, 
'38-40, Pre-Med., Sandy Spring, Md., 
wounded when his ship was torpedoed in 
the Pacific March 11. 

LIEUT. RICHARD A. BARR, 40-43, 
Phi Sigma Kappa, 3109 Military Rd., N. 
W.. Washington, D. C, a Ninety-Ninth 
Division infantryman, was wounded during 
action in Germany by a bullet which pen- 
etrated his helmet and creased his head. 



Champs Reunite Overseas 



Promoted 



ROBERT S. BROWN, B.S. 40, Com- 
merce, Hazleton, Pa., to Captain. 

CHARLES B. MORRIS, A.B. 41, Psy- 
chology, Delmar, Del., to Captain. 

RICHARD L. HODDINOTT, 42-43, 
Engineering, Sigma Nu, Baltimore. 
Md., to Captain. 




OFFICIAL U. S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO 

COL. HARVEY L. (HEINIE) MILLER, boxing coach at the University of Maryland 
for four years, who formerly was president and now is executive secretary of the 
National Boxing Commission, shown (left) with Commander Jack Dempsey, U. S. C. 
G. R.. the world's most colorful boxing figure, during a reunion at Pearl Harbor. 
Colonel Miller, who held the Marine all-service championship (bantamweight title) 
back in 1906. and later won the featherweight and lightweight championships of the 
Far East, won three Southern Conference championships with his boxing teams during 
his career as coach at the University of Maryland. His family lives at 4417 Brandy- 
wine St.. N. W.. Washington, D. C. 



Marylanders In Se 

LIEUT. WM. C. RAWSON, 42-43, 
Engineering, Washington, D. C, a B-17 
and B-24 co-pilot with 30 missions over 
Europe to his credit and wearer of the Air 
Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, was 
recently at a Miami Beach redistribution 
station for reassignment. CPL. STANLEY 
L. BROWN, 42-44, Pre-Med., son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Brown, 2313 Whittier Ave, 
Washington, D. C, reported missing in 
Luxembourg last December 19. later wrote 
that he was in a German prison camp and 
quite well. CAPT. VINCENT J. 
HUGHES, JR., '38-42, Engineering, Bal- 
timore, Md., was returned to the United 
States for reassignment having completed 
a tour of foreign service. 

PFC. ARTHUR E. LASHER, '38-40, 
Engineering, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Lasher of 123 Hamilton Ave., Silver Spring, 
Md., has recovered from wounds received 
in New Guinea last November and is back 
in action. LIEUT. HARRY R. MORRIS, 
JR., '39-40, Baldwin, Md., is stationed in 
Italy with a P-38 Lightning Fighter Group 
of the 15th A. A. F., which has taken 
part in all the invasions that have been 
made in the Mediterranean Theater of 
Operations. ENS. JAMES K. MANN, 
41-43, Engineering, Phi Delta Theta, and 



rvice 

his brother, SGT. JOHN W. MANN, JR., 
'39-42, Commerce, Phi Delta Theta, re- 
cently were both home on leave together 
for the first time in two and a half years. 
Ensign James is a graduate of Mishipman's 
School at Columbia University and is sta- 
tioned at the U. S. Naval Training Center 
in Miami. Sergeant John enlisted in the 
Army Air Corps, has served 10 months 
overseas, and is stationed at Ft. Belvoir. 

LIEUT. THOMAS B. SPENCE, JR., 
Somervillc, N. J., former University of 
Maryland student, holder of the Air Medal 
with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Dis- 
tinguished Elying Cross, has flown 40 
missions as navigator of the Liberator 
bomber, the "Curly Byrd," and was lately 
in St. Petersburg, Fla., for reassignment. 
S/SGT. STIRLING V. KEIIOE, 40-43, 
Bel Air, Md., is back on duty on limited 
assignment after three months in the hos- 
pital because of battle wounds, according 
to a recent letter. 

CORRECTION 

In an earlier issue Lieut. Donald F. Mel- 
chior's address was given as D. E. 409, 
U. S. S. La Prade, F. P. O. Los Angeles, 
Calif. Correct address is D. E. 409 U. S. S. 
La Prade, c/o F. P. O., San Francisco, 
Calif. 



Honor Roll 




CAPT. CHARLES M. ZULICK, '37, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zulick of 
Houtzdale, Pa., died from wounds inflicted 
by mortar frag- 
ments while he 
was leading his 
company of Ma- 
rine pioneers on 
the third day of 
battle on the 
beach at Iwo 
Jima. 

Captain Zu- 
lick, an employ- 
ee of the U. S. 
Department of 
Agriculture, en- 
c. M. ZULICK, '37 tered the service 
in 1942, took officer training at Quantico, 
Va., from where he was sent to Camp Le 
jeune, N. C, and later to Camp Pendle- 
ton, Oceanside, Calif. Shipped overseas in 
January, 1944, he fought with the 4th 
Marine Division on the Marshall Islands, 
Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo. 

Captain Zulick was former little All- 
America tackle at the University. His 
widow is the former LESLIE ENGLISH, 
*3 5*36 who, with her two children, Charles 
M., Jr., six, and Edythe Ann, three, lives 
at Salisbury, Md. 

* 

LIEUT. SAM ROBERTSON, '40, Civ- 
il Engineering, Sigma Nu, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robertson of 4926 Fairmont Ave., 
Bethesda, Md., was killed on Iwo Jima 
on February 22, his parents have been noti- 
fied by the War Department. Before join- 
ing the Marine Corps, Lieutenant Robert- 
son was employed as an engineer for the 
Turner Construction Company in Willa- 
matic. 

* 

LIEUT. ROBERT ZIEGLE, '40-'42, 
son of Mrs. Toby Miller, Brookeville Rd., 
Chevy Chase, Md., was killed at Guam 
April 1 2, two weeks after he had landed 
there. A B-29 pilot, Lieutenant Ziegle died 
after his plane crashed when returning 
from a bombing mission over Tokyo. 

* 

T/SGT. FRANK L. PEAK, JR., '39- 
'42, lately of the Fourth Armored Divi- 
sion, died in action in Germany February 
23, according to notice by the War De- 
partment to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank L. Peak of 509 Dartmouth Ave., 
Silver Spring, Md. Sergeant Peak, who en- 
tered the service on March 3, 1942, had 
been overseas since December, 1943, and 



took part in the relief operations at Bas- 
togne. He had received the Combat In- 
fantryman Badge. His widow, Mrs. Mil- 
dred Mitchell Peak, lives at 343 Clifton 
St.. X. W., Washington. 

* 
PVT. JACK ROBERT AMASS, '38- 

"40, Education, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
Amass of 1233 N. Ellwood Ave., Balti- 
more, Md., was reported killed in action 
January 8 in Luxembourg. He had been 
overseas just one month at the time. Pri- 
vate Amass had one daughter, Man' Lvnnc. 

* 

SGT. ROBERT W. LA PORTE, '43- 
'44, Engineering, son of George C. La 
Porte, 4102 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, 
Md., was killed, together with the rest of 
the crew, when his ship crashed as it was 
taking off for a bombing mission over 
Japan. Sergeant La Porte was gunner and 
engineer on a B-29 Superfortress based on 
Tinian. 

* 

JAMES PATTERSON, '40'43, Bac- 
teriology, Pi Kappa, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles O. Patterson, 713 Sheridan St., 
N. W., Washington, D. C, according to 
War Department report, was killed on Iwo 
Jima where he was serving with the United 
States Marines. On the campus, Patter- 
son was prominent in the Clef and Key, 
Wesley Club and the Rossborough Club. 
In 1943 he was leading character in Clef 
and Key production, "Lick Mine Boots, 
Peasant." 



Necrology 

DR. CHARLES F. BROWN, practis 
ing physician in Wicomico County for the 
last 30 years, died suddenly at his home on 
Ocean City Boulevard, Wilmington, Del., 
March 25. He is survived by his widow, 
Mrs. Mary C. Brown; two daughters and 
two granddaughters. 



DR. ARTHUR MORGAN MncWHIN- 
NIE, a member of the Class of 1987 of 
the Baltimore Medical College, now the 
medical school of (lie University of Mary- 
land, died al Ji is home in Seattle, Wash- 
ington, February 28. Dr. MacWhinnie, 
who was 70 years of age, as an eye, ear, 
nose and throat specialist, had practiced in 
Seattle since 1909. 



DR. SAMUEL EDWIN HUGHES, for 
49 years practicing physician at Danville, 
Va., died at his home in Edwin Court 
April 9 of a heart ailment. Dr. Hughes 
was born April 22, 1862, in Giles Co., 
Va., a son of the late Albert C. Hughes and 
Mrs. Mary Hughes, and was a graduate of 
the University Medical School. He was 



Lt. C. H. Jones, '44 
Wounded Four Times 

PHYLLIS BROOKS JONES, B.S. '44, 
Home Economics, Gamma Phi Beta, in a 
recent letter, says that her husband, 
LIEUT. CHARLES H. JONES, '44, Phi 
Sigma Kappa, who was acting commander 
of one of the first 9th Division units to 
cross the Rhine, received his fourth wound, 
an injury to the left arm, on March 12. 
He holds the Silver Star Medal, awarded 
November 26, for gallantry in action. 

Lieutenant Jones is the youngest of three 
sons of Colonel and Mrs. Charles H. 
Jones, all of whom attended the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. LIEUT.-COL. LEWIS 
JONES, U. S. M. C, B.S. '39, Com- 
merce, Phi Sigma Kappa, is on duty in the 
Pacific Theater; and CAPT. ROBERT W. 
JONES, A. U. S. '36-'38, Phi Sigma 
Kappa, recently returned from service with 
the Seventh Army in France. 

A sister, ROSE IRENE JONES, also is 
a University of Maryland Alumnus, A. B. 
'40, Delta Delta Delta. The father was on 
the R. O. T. C. staff at the University of 
Maryland for several vears. 



Voris Awarded Oak Leaf 

Cluster Posthumously 

T/5 JOHN B. VORIS, B.S. '32, Chem- 
istry, of Laurel, Md., who died in action 
in Germany on December 4, 1944 (story 
in April News) was posthumously award- 
ed the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star 
Medal, having "distinguished himself by 
meritorious service in connection with mil- 
itary operations . . . The action for 
which he was cited occurred prior to the 
date on which he was killed. 



Galbraith 



(Continued horn page 2) 
the Japs with a carbine as they attempted 
to leap into shell holes in front of the 
tent. 

Wounded when he attempted to join a 
skirmish line hastily set up by Air Forces 
personnel and Marines, the lieutenant was 
hospitalized for two days, then returned to 
active duty. 

Lieutenant Galbraith, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. W. Galbraith of Silver Spring, 
Md., was enrolled in the School of En- 
gineering at Maryland when he joined the 
Army in 1942, and has been overseas since 
March, 1944. 

active in community life in Danville, 
among his important contributions to pub- 
lic welfare being participation in the cru- 
sade against tuberculosis. 



Gleanings from 
the Mailbag . • . 

Excerpts from a letter by LIEUT. WIL- 
LIAM BOYER, '42, Agriculture. Alpha 
Gamma Rho, of Perryman, Md., U. S. M. 
C. 1st Service & Supply Bn.. in the South 
Pacific, to Arthur Hamilton of the De- 
partment of Agricultural Economics: 

"Scot Whitcford wrote me a week ago 
about how it was raining back home and 
how he cm icd me l>cing in this tropical 
climate. Little does he know! Right now 
we're in the middle of the rainy season. It 
rains every day like a continuous hard 
thunderstorm — slows up a little at inter 
vals but never really stops. It's not un- 
common for eight inches to fall in one 
da)- 

"Despite the rain, this season docs have 
a few good things. It's also orchid season 
now. Almost every house here has several 
clusters of orchids growing from fern logs 
hung from the leaves of the front porch. 
They are beautiful, too. white, lavender, 
and shades of lavender and yellow mixed. 
Most of these are a smaller variety than 
the kind we sec in the States — but pret- 
tier. I think. They have the large variety 
also but as they are more delicate they arc 
usually growing inside in pots. The girls 
here are now wearing orchids in their hair 
about as stateside girls do roses in summer. 

"Did you know that Grafton Osborn 
(B.S. '42. Agriculture, Alpha Gamma Rho, 
Aberdeen, Md.) has a seven pound twelve 
ounce daughter born March 9 . . . 

"Had a letter from Phil Seltzer (B.S. 
'43. Horticulture) a while ago — says he's 
still roughing it in the Philippines. He's 
been pretty lucky so far and I hope his 
luck continues. 

"Brother Henry ('43-'44) is now in the 
Army Air Corps. At present he's an M. P. 
at Ellington Eield, Texas. He drives a 
motorcycle so I know he's happy. ..." 



REUBEN BRIGHAM, 'OS. of Rock- 
villc, Md., recently wrote Dr. Byrd. Uni- 
versity President: 

"Getting home last night I found our 
daughter (Dave's wife), Gladys, had a 
couple of letters from Dave and knowing 
your interest in first-hand information of 
any sort, I attach six short paragraphs from 
these letters. Dave, who graduated in '38 
went over with the 185th Infantry and has 
served with it until a recent assignment 
to the Divisional 1 40th ) public relations 
staff, covering front line stories. He is Pl'C. 
and has been awarded the Combat Infan- 
tryman's Badge. He went over with the 
first assault on the Island of Luzon. . . . 

"You will be interested to know that 



\l \RJORIE AMBER. '44. is now 2nd 
Lieut. Marjcric B. Miller and finished her 
four weeks' basic training for Army Nurses 
at Gimp Swift, Texas, last Friday. She has 
signed up for overseas service and will 
either go over direct or after a further 
period in the Sth Service Command area. 
"Our second oldest boy. Free, didn't 
graduate from Maryland but you knew him 
as well as any of them. He's still with the 
2 l )th Division in its Quartermaster Com- 
pany and as far as we know is before Ber- 
lin itself. He went on the Normandy 
beaches on D Day, was at St. Lo, was be- 
fore Brest, and spent a long and weary 
time at Aachen. He's been across since 
September. 1042 — over two and one-half 
years." 

Paragraphs from Dave's letter to his 
wife: 

"You might be interested to know that 
we are now living, four of us, in a Filipino 
shack which we have all to ourselves. We 
have a Filipino houscboy who handles the 
laundry, procurement of food and cleans up 
after us. When you have been sleeping on 
the ground, fighting mosquitoes and won- 
dering just what surprise awaits you in the 
dark hours, this really seems like something 
you read about. War is tough and I never 
fail to appreciate how much our boys arc 
going through. 

"That is no doubt the reason I go up 
there where things are a little warm and 
very unpleasant. The fellows like to see 
me and appreciate the fact that I jbin them 
in some of their misery. Today, I had my 
first hot meal since we landed here. I have 
been going on cold C rations and it really 
tasted good to get bully beef, rice, and 
beans. 

"Now I'm going to tell you a little about 
my experiences here, as much as I can. The 
Japs are killing civilians in many cases for 
being elated to have us here. I have seen 
old women crawling down the aisle of big 
churches, praying as they go for loved ones 
and for joy at their liberation. It's a sight 
which stays with you. 

"I have seen a hospital where the Japs 
evacuated in a hurry. They doped the 
patients and then built a fire under each 
bed. Many burned, but a few escaped to 
tell the story and to receive our medical 
care. It was a horrible sight and the stench 
cannot be described. As I made the rounds 
two other fellows with me shot five Japs 
closing in on us. Quite a thrill! 

"In one town a land mine exploded close 
by and brought a light fixture crashing 
down beside me. The night was dark and 
my bed was on the floor of the big house. 
1 really got out of there in a hurry and was 
glad I did, for another explosion broke all 
the windows in the house a few moments 
later. Another thrill!" 



Decorations 



Croix dc Guerre to LIEUT. SIDNEY S. 
ST \BLER, JR., '39, 6808 Pine Way, Col- 
lege Park, Md., conferred by Gen. Charles 
dc Gaulle. 

Navy Cross to LIEUT. VERNON MIL 
LER, '37'41, Agriculture, of Richmond, 
Va. 

Distinguished Flying Cross to CAPT. 
TED LEHMANN, A.B. '38, Social Sci- 
ences, of 945 East Ave.. Baltimore, Md. 

Bronze Star to PVT. DAVID M. AB- 
ERCROMBIE, '41'44, Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon, Takoma Park, Md.; and LIEUT. 
PRESTON TAYLOR, '40'43, Arts and 
Sciences. Kappa Alpha, of Baltimore, Md. 
Silver Star to LIEUT. MARTIN J. 
SEXTON, '37-'41, Education, Kappa 
Alpha, Baltimore, Md.; 2ND LIEUT. 
DAVID M. SIIERLINE, '37-39, Com- 
merce, Bethesda, Md.; and CAPT. BASIL 
MISHTOWT, '38*41, Commerce, Alpha 
Tau Omega, Chevy Chase, Md. 

Purple Heart to LIEUT. J. ROYALL 
TIPPETT, '36, Law, Baltimore, for 
wounds received on Luzon. 

Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star to 
CAPT. JOSEPH L. GUDE, '42, Agricul 
ture, Den wood, Md. 

Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal to 
LIEUT. JAMES A. RITZEL, '39'42, 
Commerce, of Westovcr, Md.; and 2ND 
LIEUT. JOHN M. COOK, JR., '42 '43, 
Engineering, of Annapolis, Md. 

Unit Citation to WM. L. DALRYM 
PLE, A. R. M. 2/c, '42'43, Arts and Sci- 
ences, Alpha Tau Omega, of Bethesda, 
Md.; and SGT. LLOYD S. NOEL, '39- 
'43, Pre-Med., Phi Sigma Kappa, of Ha- 
gerstovvn. Md. 



Vol. XVII 



No. 1 



June, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 
OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 



The Alumni News 



Ekxia Albi.rison 



Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



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Barney Simpson Receives His Father's Silver Star from Lieut. -Col. Andre R. Brousseau of Boiling Field 



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Hero's Silver Star 
Presented to Son 

Barney Simpson, four-year old son of 
COL. JOHN G. SIMPSON, '35, who 
died of battle wounds in a German hos- 
pital, July 20, 1944, recently received 
from Lieut. -Col. Andre R. Brousseau of 
Boiling Field the Silver Star for which the 
colonel, already holder of the Purple 
Heart and the Air Medal with seven Oak 
Leaf Clusters, was recommended because 
of his courage in action. 

The citation for the Silver Star reads: 
"For gallantsy in action against the enemy 
while participating in aerial flight in the 
European Theater of Operations on 19 
July, 1944. On this date, while Colonel 
Simpson was leading his group of medium 
bombardment aircraft deep into enemy 
territory to attack a vitally important and 
heavily defended enemy installation, his 
aircraft was subjected to intense and ac- 
curate enemy anti-aircraft fire. Despite the 
hazards involved, Colonel Simpson, show- 
ing great fortitude in the face of over- 
whelming odds, gallantly led his forma- 
tion over the target and dropped his bombs 
with telling effect. The forccfulness and 
calm courage in battle displayed by Col- 
cnel Simpson on ihis occasion is in keep- 
ing with the highest traditions of the 
Army Air Forces." 

Colonel Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert H. Simpson of Chevy Chase, Md., 
was a student of Business Administration 
at the University and worked for the Fed- 
eral Bureau of Investigation before enter- 
ing the service in 1938. He attained the 
rank of colonel at the age of 32 and was 
commanding officer of the 322nd Bom- 
bardment group of the Ninth Air Force 
at the time of his death. 

His wife, former JUNE BARNSLEY, 
'36. and Barney, live at Olney, Md. 



For Gallantry in Action 

LIEUT.COL. ROBERT WALTON, 
Engineering, '38, Sigma Nu, Washington, 
D. C. awarded Silver Star Medal and the 
Distinguished Service Cross "for heroic- 
ally leading an attack north of Kannibois 
Woods in France, continuing to the ob- 
jective despite three wounds suffered dur- 
ing the action." 



Maryland Sociologist to 

Study White-Collar Worker 



CAPT. JOHN E. BOOTHE, Business 
Administration, '37, Sigma Phi Sigma, 
Sigma, Washington, D. C, received the 
Bronze Star for meritorious service in sup- 
port of combat operations on the Fifth 
Army front in Italy. Boothe is adjutant of 
Special Troops in the 88th "Blue Devil 
Infantry Division. 



Dr. C. Wright Mills, Associate Profes- 
sor of Sociology at the University of Man- 
land, is one of two Marylanders recently 
awarded a Guggenheim memorial fellow- 
ship. The fellowships, amounting to about 
$2,500 each, are awarded by the John Si- 
mon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 
which was established by the late Simon 
Guggenheim, former United States Sen- 
ator of Colorado, and Mrs. Guggenheim, 
as a memorial to their son John, and is 
dedicated to building the world's cultural 
wealth by enabling creators of proven 
ability and talent to devote more time to 
study and work. 

Realizing that "White-collar people- 
are the most visible groups in the big 
cities but there arc no systematic studies 
of them," Dr. Mills plans to use his 
Guggenheim memorial fellowship to pre- 
pare a book entitled "The White-Collar 
Man: A Study of Middle Class People." 

For the proposed study. Dr. Mills will 
compile data about their jobs, their living 
conditions, their ambitions, their atti- 
tudes, and the attitudes others have about 
them. He will get further information 
about white-collar workers by talking to 
them, studying available information on 
them and studying the impressions people 
have of thern as reflected in literature, the 
press, the radio and the movies. 

He plans to include in his study such 
workers as junior executives in corpora- 
tions, minor officials in government, sal- 
aried professional and semi-professional 
people, trade union officials, nurses, teach- 
ers, technicians, foremen in industry, 



floorwalkers in department stores, office 
clerks in government and in business, and 
salespeople. 

As a basis for comparison, a chapter will 
he included on the small business man. 
The wages of white-collar workers will 
also be compared to those of skilled labor 
and the incomes of such entrepreneurs as 
small merchants. 

"The white-collar man has been chosen 
fcr study because of the gap in our knowl- 
edge concerning him, because he is the 
predominant element of the American 
middle classes . . . because there are indi 
cations that the numerical and human 
importance of his type in American life 
will continue to increase," Dr. Mills ex 
plained, 

Dr. Mills is at present on leave from 
the University of Maryland, working witli 
the Bureau of Applied Social Research 
Columbia University, where he is design 
ing and supervising research in public opin 
ion, Social stratification and social aspect; 
of marketing problems. 

A member of the University of Man- 
land faculty since 1941, he studied at the 
University of Texas and received his doc 
toratc at the University of Wisconsin. He 
is married and has a daughter nearly three 
years old. 

In collaboration with II. H. Gerth ol 
the University of Wisconsin, he has pre 
pared a book, "From Max Weber: Essay; 
in Sociology," which will be publishec 
soon by the Oxford University Press. Dr 
Mills has contributed numerous article; 
and reviews for periodicals. 



ROBERT W. SENSER, '43, Mt. 
Ranier, Md., presented with the Distin- 
guished Service Cross for extraordinary 
heroism in action January 9 and 10, was 
at the same time given a battlefield com 
mission as a second lieutenant. 

The citation reads in part: "Although 
attacked by an enemy force armed with 
grenades and automatic weapons, Senser, 
then a corporal, refused to surrender him- 
self or his 1 1 comrades. While others 
sought refuge in a basement, he maintained 
guard and with his carbine killed two of 
the enemy, one of whom was firing . . . 
with an automatic weapon." 



PFC. RUTLAND D. BEARD. JR., 
former ASTP student at the University, 
was given the Bronze Star Medal for help- 
ing to construct an anti tank mine barrier 
under heavy fire while serving with the 
102nd Infantry Division in Europe. 



Promoted . 

LIEUT. JOHN D. GILMORE, '39'43 

Commerce, Sigma Nu, Washington 

D. C, to First Lieutenant. 
BERNARD S. LAVINE, Dental School 

Trenton, N. J., to Captain. 
MARVIN H. ANDER, '38'40, Lambd; 

Chi Alpha, Baltimore, Md., to Tech 

nical Sergeant. 
JAMES M. BUCK, '41'42, Engineering 

Washington, D. C, to Captain. 
ROBERT W. BISER, '41'43, Pre-Med. 

Sigma Nu, Baltimore, Md., to Sergeant 
EDWIN B. FRANCISCO, '41'43, Agri 

culture, West Caldwell, N. J., to Ser 

gcant. 
THOMAS E. CARSON. JR., '38'40, Pre 

Law, Towson, Md., to Major. 
ELMER RIGBY, '38'42, Phi Delb 

Theta, Baltimore, Md., to First Lieu 

tenant. 




MAY DAY QUEEN 



Ten Seniors Tapped 
for Mortar Board 

Chosen by the Juniors from among 18 
Senior candidates, Barbara Kephart of 
Takoma Park. Md., was crowned Queen 
of the May at May Day festivities held on 
the green in front of the Administration 
Building May 15. The festival was built 
around a United Nations theme. 

Features of the afternoon's program 
were the entrance of the May Queen and 
her attendants; the crowning of the May 
Queen by Caroline Moody, Bethesda, Md., 
chairman of the Women's League May 
Dav Committee; a parade of United Na- 
tions flags and a massing of the colors; and 
finally the tapping of new members by 
Moitar Board, women's honorary organi- 
zation . 

Members of the University's Dance 
Club performed a waltz quadrille under 
the direction of Evelyn Davis of the wo- 
men's physical education department. The 
women's chorus sang, and the University 
orchestra played several musical selections. 

Dressed in flowing white like her Court, 
the Queen was attended by 17 Senior girls. 
The Queen and her Court entered be- 
neath arches of green garlands held by 
the Junior Honor Guard, dressed in soft 
pastel colors. 

Ten Senior girl . chosen for their serv- 
ice leadership and scholarship, were elected 
to Mortar Board at the celebration. The 
girls arc: Marjorie Pfeiffer of Baltimore, 
Md.; Lucille Stringer, Lovedy Pedlow, 
Janet Griffith, and Barbara George, all of 
Washington, D. C; Lucille Stewart of 
Annapolis, Md.; Joyce Reside and Louise 
Richards of Silver Spring, Md.; Margaret 
Hughes of Chevy Chase, Md., and Caro- 
line Moodv. Bethesda, Md. 



350 Graduates 
Receive Degrees 

A total of 3 50 degrees were conferred on 
graduates of the University of Mankind by 
Dr. II. C. Bvrd, University president, at 
Commencement Exercises held at Balti- 
more and College Park last month. 

The College of Dental Surgery held its 
Commencement at the Second English 
Lutheran Church, Baltimore, May 29, 
when fifty-two graduates received from 
Dr. Byrd their D.D.S. degree. 

One June 22 Commencement Exercises 
held at the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore 
was the occasion for the presentation of 
degrees to 88 graduates of the School of 
Medicine and 37 graduates of the School 
of Nursing. 

College Park held its Commencement in 
the Agriculture Building Auditorium on 
June 27. At that time B.A. degrees and 
B.S. degrees were presented to 130 grad- 
uates of the Arts and Science department, 
five B.S. degrees to graduates of the School 
of Pharmacy, and eleven graduates of the 
Law School received their L.L.B. degree. 
In addition, 21 Master degrees and six 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees were con- 
ferred. 



Marylanders Win Fame 
on Distant Fronts 

MAJOR ROBERT M. NEIMAN, 
USMC, B.S. '39, Commerce, whose re- 
ceipt of the Navy Cross was mentioned 
in the April issue, is again in the news; 
this time for the heroic part he and his 
Marine tank company played in the ini- 
tial stages of the invasion of Iwo Jima. 
Major Neiman and his company were 
forced back three times before they could 
find a spot on the Iwo beach sand hard 
enough for the armor to land on D-Day. 
Once ashore, the tanks were forced to 
move single file over 900 yards cf sand to 
an airfield before they could begin to 
maneuver. Then they went to work and 
blasted the Japs out of their pillboxes, thus 
giving the infantry a chance to mop up. 



Navy basketball teams coached by 
Marylander, Lieut, (j.g.) J. E. WALTER, 
USNR, Education '34, of Cambridge, 
Md., were for two consecutive years cham- 
pions of North Africa and one year win- 
re: of the Mediterranean Allied Basketball 
championship. 

A Navy five representing an advance 
amphibious training base which Lieuten- 
ant Walter coached in 1943-44, won the 
North African title and went on to take 




C. M. WHITE '13 

To Head Republic 
Steel Corporation 

CHARLES M. WHITE, '13, is the 
newly elected president of the Republic 
Steel Corporation of Columbus, O., to 
succeed R. J. Wyser, who resigned to take 
up other duties, T. M. Girdler, chairman 
of the corporation, has announced. 

Republic's new president was gradu- 
ated from the University of Maryland in 
1913 with a degree in mechanical engi- 
neering. He entered the steel industry as 
early as 1915 when he was employed by 
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, where 
he later became associated with Mr. Gird- 
ler, former president of that company. 

When Mr. Girdler became head of the 
newly formed Republic Steel Corporation 
in 19i0, Mr. White was made assistant 
vice-president in charge of operations. He 
was made vice-president in 1935. 

Born June 13, 1891, at Ottoway, Md., 
Mr. White received his early education at 
Oakland, Md. At the University he played 
center and guard on the football squad 
and was president of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation. In 1912 he acted as treasurer of 
his class and in his senior year was class 
president. He was married m 191 S to the 
former Helen Bradlcv. 



the crown as basketball champions of the 
Mediterranean that year. 

In 1944-45 Walter's team, representing 
a U. S. Naval operating base in Africa, 
completed the regular season play with 
a record of 3S wins and no losses, and 
captured the title of North Africa and the 
right to play in the Mediterranean finals 
in Florence, Italy. 



With Maryland Alumni Around the Globe 



JEAN DAVIDSON, B.S. '44, Home 
Economics, of Washington, D. C, mem- 
ber of Alpha Omicron Pi, is now with the 
Office of Special Services. She left last 
December for overseas, stopped several 
days at Calcutta, India, before flying on 
to Kandy, Ceylon, where she expects to be 
for at least two years. Jean's address now 
is DET. 404, Adv. Hq. S. E. A. C, 
APO 432, c/o Post Master, New York 
City. 

LIEUT. CHARLES T. LEMPKE, B.S. 
'43, Washington, D. C, received his com- 
mission in the Army Air Force at Yale Uni- 
versity in June, 1944, specialized in Radar 
at Boca Raton and Pensacola, Fla., and is 
now serving as an observer on a B 24 Lib- 
erator Bomber with the 15th A. A. F. in 
Italy. 

As assistant to the Theater Historical 
Officer in China, a post to which he was 
recently assigned, S/SGT. JESSE A. 
REMINGTON, JR., Ph.D. '40, will take 
part in documenting the military mission 
sent by the United States to aid the Chi- 
nese war effort. 

Sergeant Remington entered the Army 
in May, 1941, prior to which he was em- 
ployed as an American History instructor 
zt the University of Maryland and by the 
Government in the Office of Censorship 
in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Remington is 
at present living with the sergeant's mother 
in Laurel, Md. 

MARGARET FORD, Home Econom- 
ics '40, Kappa Delta, now Mrs. WIL- 
LIAM PAGE CARTER, JR., Dental 
School '43, of Baltimore, Md., has re- 
ceived notice that her husband, at pres- 
ent stationed in New Guinea, has been 
promoted to a cataincy. Mrs. Carter and 
her sister, HARRIET B. FORD, also a 
former Home Economics student at Mary- 
land, have been working in a Baltimore 
war plant. 

ENSIGN W. G. KEAT, USNR, '43, 
Engineering, Sigma Nu, wrote recently 
from aboard the LST 939 on which he has 
traveled most of the Pacific. Friends he 
has met in the course of his travels, he 
says, are classmate HOWARD EMRICH, 
'43, Civil Engineering, Delta Sigma Phi, 
who is in a ship repair unit in the Pacific; 
and fraternity brother BERT CARHART, 
A.B. '43, Sigma Nu, ex-editor of the 
Diamondback. 

MARINE MAJ. FRANK S. HOFF- 
ECKER, JR., B.S. '35, Education, Spar- 
rows Point, Md., who has been in the 
Marines since 1941 and has seen consider- 
able action in the Pacific, has reported for 
duty with the Ninth Marine Aircraft Wing 
at the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry 
Point, N. C. 




-U.S.M.C. PHOTO 



CALEB T. BAILEY 

Veteran of the Bougainville, Green Is- 
land, and Palau campaigns, Marine Col- 
onel CALEB T. BAILEY, Engineering 
'23, has been named chief of staff, Marine 
Air Fleet, West Coast, at Naval Aid Sta- 
tion, San Diego, Calif. 

Since entering the Marine Corps in 
1923, Colonel Bailey has served aboard 
the carrier Saratoga as well as at bases in 
the Pacific and United States. His decora- 
tions include the Legion of Merit for his 
work as operations officer for Commander 
of Aircraft in the Solomons during the 
Bougainville campaign, and a Letter of 
Commendation for participating in the 
Palau campaign. 

Colonel Bailey was commissioned on 
graduation from the University and sta- 
tioned at Ouantico, Va. After earning his 
wings at Pensacola, Fla., in 1930, he 
participated in various air races and dem- 
onstrations with the VF-9, noted Marine 
fighter squadron. 

From 1936 to 1939, he was attached to 
the Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington. 
After attending a technical school at 
Quantico, Colonel Bailey sailed in June, 
1940, for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Re- 
turning to the United States in December, 
1942, he was stationed at the Marine 
Corps Air Depot, Miramar, Calif., until 
August, 1943, when he left for the Pacific. 

Colonel Bailey was chief of staff for 
Marine Brigadier General Field Harris, 
Commander of Aircraft on Bougainville 
and Green Islands. Air Defense Com- 
mander during Palau operations, he re- 
turned to the United States on Christmas 
Day, 1944. 



SGT. JEROME SCHLOSS, A.B. '33, 
Phi Alpha, of 914 Brooks Lane, Balti- 
more, Md., and 2ND LIEUT. THOMAS 
S. McCENEY, A.B. '43, Sigma Chi, 
10900 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md., 
were among those graduated from the 
Educational and Physical Reconditioning 
courses at the School for Personal Serv- 
ices, Lexington, Va., recently. 

LIEUT. JOSEPH L. HOOPENGARD 
NER, '43, is serving with a medical unit 
in Italy. His wife, former LORETTA 
ASHBY, '43, Education, Alpha Delta Pi, 
lives with her parents in Crellin, Md. 
Lieutenant Hoopengardner was on the 
varsity football squad in 1940, '41 and '42. 

LIEUT, (j.g.) HARRY WEAVER, 
'43, Mechanical Engineering, Theta Chi, 
Baltimore, Md., is seeing action in the 
Pacific. 

LIEUT. ISABELLE TOMBERLIN, 
B.S. '41, Home Economics honor stu- 
dent in 1941, as Restaurant Officer at the 
Jersey City Quartermaster Sub-Depot at 
Sornerville, N. J., supervises a staff of 
chefs, counter girls, servers and other 
workers, as she sees to it that well over 
a thousand men and women war workers 
at the installation receive well-balanced, 
healthful meals at reasonable prices. 

Lieutenant Tomberlin, who has two 
brothers in the service, is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Darnall, 4028 Hamil- 
ton St., Hyattsville, Md. 

2ND LIEUT. FREDERICK H. 
KOHLOSS, '43, Mechanical Engineering, 
Pi Kappa, entered Officers Candidate 
School at Fort Belvoir, Md., immediately 
upon graduation from the University. In 
May, 1943, he received his commission 
as second lieutenant in the Corps of En- 
gineers and went overseas in October, 
1944, with the 14th Armored Division 
and took part in the European war. His 
father is Col. F. H. Kohloss if 6604 Ex- 
fair Rd., Bethesda, Md. 

SGT. JANE BLACK, '44, 7211 Dart- 
mouth Ave., College Park, Md., now with 
the WAC, is stationed in Colorado 
Springs, Col., with the 200th AAF Base 
Unit, Section B. 

MRS. ESTHER COUHIG, Newark, 
N. J., a graduate of the University of 
Maryland, was one of three Delaware 
nurses who left recently for duty with 
the Army Nurse Corps to report to Tilton 
General Hospital, Fort Dix, N. J. Prior to 
signing for military duty, Mrs. Couhig did 
public health work and out-patient work 
at the University of Maryland and did 
general duty at the Kent General Hespital, 
Dover. 



LIEUT. CHARLES W. CRAW- 
FORD, Agriculture, '43, Alpha Lambda 
Tau, Washington, D. C, who received 
his commission as a second lieutenant and 
his Bombardier Wings in the United States 
Army at Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Feb- 
ruary 22, 1945, is stationed at Carlsbad 
while awaiting assignment. Lieutenant 
Crawford was one of the top ten men of 
his class. Mrs. Crawford is former MU- 
RIEL E. ANDERSON, Home Econom- 
ics '41, Sigma Kappa. Washington, D. C. 

MRS. ETHEL TROY, University of 
Maryland School of Nursing graduate, 
who has seen long strenuous months of 
service with the 11th Evacuation Hospital 
in Europe, was the second American Red 
Cross hospital worker to cross the Rhine 
River with the Seventh Army Forces. Her 
co-worker, Barbara Crawford of Oakland, 
Calif., preceded her by several hours. 

Mrs. Troy saw service with the 11th 
Evacuation Hospital at Salerno and on 
the Anzio Beachhead. In March, 1945, 
this unit received from the Army Surgeon 
General the Meritorious Service Unit 
Plaque for outstanding service to sick and 
wounded in the fast-moving Seventh Army 
campaign from August to November, 1944. 

LIEUT, (j.g.) H.B. ATKINSON, 
USNR, Engineering, '43, 6314 Georgia 
St., Chevy Chase, Md., writes that he is 
attached to the Naval Ammunition Depot 
at Hawthorne, Nevada, from which point 
he acts as armed guard in the shipment of 
dangerous ammunition to its destination. 

LIEUT. C. J. HUDAK, Physical Ed- 
ucation, '43, Sigma Nu, of 2910 Calvert 




CAPT. ELIOT R. YOUNG 
Capt. Eliot R. Young. A. & S. '38-'41, 
right, receives the Air Medal from his 
commanding officer in the Fifth Air 
Force. Captain Young, recently pro- 
moted and now in the United States, 
was a pilot and flight leader with the 
312th Bombardment Group, an A-20 
Bomber Unit of the Fifth Air Force in 
the Philippines. Credited with 70 com- 
bat missions, he served overseas 17 
months with the 312th, known as the 
"Roarin' 20's." His mother is Mrs. Ma- 
thilde Y. Young of Chey Chase, Md. 



Street, Baltimore, Md., who entered the 
Army shortly after graduation from the 
University and has been an instructor in 
basic training at Ft. Benning for some 
tunc, lias been ordered to California from 
where he will embark for a tour of over- 
seas duty, he reported on a recent visit 
to the Alumni Office before leaving for 
the West Coast. 

Still on the job overseas, although the 
European war is over, is \\ AC S/SGT. 
HELEN L. KUHN. A. & S. '41, Kappa 
Delta, of 2210 Ken Oak Rd., Baltimore, 
Md., who is serving with an Air Corps 
company in Italy. 

CAPT. LEONARD T. SCHROEDER, 
'41. who was the first United States sol- 
dier to step on the French shore on D-Day 
of the Normandy invasion, was wounded 
during subsequent action in France and 
returned to England, later to the United 
States, for treatment. He wrote lately from 
Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga., where he is 
now stationed. His wife and son, Leonard 
III, are with him at Augusta. 

LIEUT. JAMES KINSMAN, Educa- 
tion '43, Sigma Nu, has been at a rest 
camp in England after having been hos- 
pitalized for six weeks. He has been 
wounded three times during the action in 
Europe, the first time February 4 and 
twice in March of this year. He wears 
the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf 
Clusters. 

At Maryland, Lieutenant Kinsman 
played guard on the basketball team and 
shortstop on the baseball nine. He was a 
member of Sigma Nu and Omicron Delta 
Kappa fraternities and the Varsity M Club. 
His wife, Mae Kinsman, is now attending 
the University and is a member of Alpha 
Xi Delta sorority. 

LIEUT. FLORENCE S. THOMAS, 

formerly Florence S. Smith, graduate of 
the University Training School for Nurses, 
is serving at the Foster General Hospital, 
Jackson, Miss., while her husband, Pvt. 
Mayo M. Thomas, is overseas with the in- 
fantry. Lieutenant Thomas, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Smith of Marlin- 
ton, W. Va., was commissioned in March 
and was sent to Foster General on her 
first assignment. Before enlisting she did 
private duty nursing at Jackson and at the 
Wolf Creek Ordna .ce Plant, Milan, Tenn. 

LIEUT. JOHN C. OZAZEWSKI, 
University School of Medicine, who re- 
cently joined the Army Medical Corps, 
was graduated in May from the Army's 
School of Military Neuropsychiatry at 
Mason General Hospital, Brentwood, N. 
Y. Prior to his induction, he held an as- 
sistant residency in surgery at St. Agnes' 
Hospital in Baltimore. 




LIEUT. SIGMUND O. AIKEN 

Lieut. Sigmund O. Aiken. Commerce '38- 
'39, besides being a top bombardier with 
the 12th Air Force's 47th light bombard- 
ment group, is one of the 12th's combat 
correspondents and reported the attacks 
which his outfit made nightly under the 
direction of the 22nd Tactical Air Com- 
mand. 



CHARLES RICHARD PARSONS, 

Engineering '40, received his commission 
as an Ensign August 2, 1943, now is a 
lieutenant junior grade with the 17th 
Construction Battalion Civil Engineering 
Corps, and has served in the Pacific since 
September, 1944. His home is at 629 
Lexington Place, N. E., Washington, 
D. C. 

LAWRENCE S. FAITH, '39, form- 
erly Vocational Agricultural teacher at 
Conemaugh Township High School in 
Davidsville, Pa., is now in the Army sta- 
tioned at Camp Lee, Va., we learn from a 
recent letter from FLORENCE DAVIS 
FAITH, Education '37-'39. The Faiths 
have a nineteen-month-old son, Andrew 
Davis Faith, who lives with his mother at 
Grantsville, Md. 

MAJ. JAMES FORREST KING, '39, 
Sigma Tau fraternity, is a group communi- 
cations officer with the 15th Air Force in 
southern Italy. He was stationed at Or- 
lando Fla., at the School of Applied Tac- 
tics for two years before going overseas 
in December,. 1943. A son of Mrs. John 
King of 3606 Ednor Rd., Baltimore, he is 
married to the former Ann Marie Long 
of Baltimore and New York. 

Among the officers commissioned on 
May 9, 1945, at the U. S. Coast Guard 
Academy's Reserve Training School, New 
London, Conn., was ENSIGN SOL LE- 
VIN, B.S. '40, of Baltimore, Md. Prior 
to entering the service as an apprentice 
seaman in October, 1942, he was em- 
ployed as a teacher in the public schools 
of Baltimore. 



Students Campaign for Old Clothes 




Helen McKee showing the results of a month-long student campaign for the United 
Nations Clothing Collection Drive, which brought in three large truckloads of used 
clothing, to Dr. H. C. Bvrd. University president. The clothes were presented to Dr. 
Frank Munk. director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 
Training School located on the campus. The clothing will be distributed by UNRRA 
to the war-torn countries of Europe and other theatres of operations. 
The University's student clothing drive was conducted by Helen McKee, of Reisters- 
town. president of Mortar Board, women's honorary organization; by Louise Rich- 
ardson of Silver Spring, president of the Panhellenic Council; and by Babette Sell- 
housen. of Washington. D. C in charge of the drive fov the Panhellenic Council. 
Several members of Mortar Board and representatives of all the sororities on the 
Panhe lenic Council assisted in the drive. Further assistance was given by the Rev- 
erend Nathaniel Acton of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in College Park. 



Wedding Bells 

ENS. ARTHUR E. NAYLOR, JR., 
U. S. N. R., B.S. '44, Electrical Engi- 
neering, of Oakland, Md., and Betty Jaync 
Yingling of Silver Spring, Md., were mar- 
ried March 23 at Miami, Fla. Ensign Nay- 
lor is on duty with the Atlantic fleet. 

M \K IRENE HALL, '41-'43, Prc- 
Nursing, of Annapolis, Md., on March 31 
was married to JAMES HUGH JAMES, 
U. S. M. C, '41-'43, of Silver Spring, Md. 
Lieutenant James recently returned to this 
country after service in the Marshall Is- 
lands and is stationed at New River, N. C, 
where the couple will make their home. 

SANDRA HARRIS, '39. Washington, 
D. C, and Lieut. -Comdr. John \V. Mc- 
Manus, U. S. N., of Sheridan, Wyo., were 
married March 29 at Jacksonville. Fla., 
where the lieutenant-commander is aviation 
officer at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, 
Cecil Field. 



ROBERT KINNEY. Engineering, '40, 
Sigma Phi Sigma, of Arlington, Va., and 
Jane McElfresh of Dresden, Ohio, mar- 
ried at Dayton, Ohio. Kinney is at pres- 
ent project engineer for Allison aircraft 
engines at Wright Field. 

DOROTHY ANNE AIELLO, A. & S., 
'42, Alpha Xi Delta, of Washington, D. 
C, and NICHOLAS CARTAGENA, JR., 
Animal Husbandry '43, of Caguas, Puerto 
Rico, were married April 14 in Washing- 
ton. At the close of his furlough, Carta- 
gena returned to Jamaica where he is on 
duty with the U. S. Army. Mrs. Carta- 
gena will join him there later. 

LIEUT.-COMDR. LOUIS EUGENE 
DAILY. Medical Corps, USN, of Balti- 
more, Md., married Juliana Ball Richer, 
cf Norwich, N. Y. , April 29 at Norfolk, 
Va. Lieut. -Comdr. Daily received his med- 
ical degree in 1937, entered the Navy that 
year and has served at sea and in shore 
hospitals. Recently he received his wings 
at Pensacola, Fla., and is now a flight sur- 
geon aboard an aircraft carrier. 



Necrology 

DR. CLARENCE S. ORDWAY, 

Medical School alumnus, founder and 
chief surgeon of the East Side Hospital at 
Toledo, O., died April 27 at his home 
near Grand Rapids, O. 

Born December 13, 1873, at Warren, 
O., he began learning about medicine in 
his uncle's pharmacy in Bowling Green, O. 
He later studied at Defiance College and 
at the Pharmacy School of Ohio Northern 
University, obtained his medical degree 
from Maryland, and entered practice in 
southeast Toledo in 1904. In 1910 he 
founded East Side Hospital. 

An authority on anaesthesia, he was in 
1940 elected to the Advisory Board of the 
Post-Graduate Association of Regional An- 
esthetists. 



DR. CHARLES E. TERRY, Medical 
School alumnus, died recently at the Hud- 
son Valley State Hospital in New York 
where he worked. 

Dr. Terry was health officer in Jackson- 
ville. Fla., from 1910 to 1917. He insti- 
gated many health reforms, such as a nar- 
cotic law, a milk ordinance, fly screening 
law, meat ordinance, and regulation of 
midwives. An infant welfare ordinance 
passed in 1913 was the foundation for the 
public health nursing service later incor- 
porated in the city's board of health. 

He was in 1913 vice-president of the 
American Public Health Association and 
after leaving Jacksonville he headed a na- 
tional infant welfare campaign and con- 
ducted a sanitary survey of Wilmington, 
Del. 



Vol. XVII 



No. 2 



July, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30. College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
Erma Albertson Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md.. as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



J. B. Burnside '41 
Becomes a Major 

JAMES B. BURNSIDE. '41, Com- 
merce, l'hi Sigma Kappa, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. II. W. Burnside. of Washington, 

D. C. recently received a promotion to 
Major. 

Major Burnside lias been in Europe since 
January, 1944. and has received a number 
of awards, among them the Combat In- 
fantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, 
and the Purple Heart, given for wounds 
received in action in July, 1944. at Saint 
Lo. After four and a half months in a 
hospital in England Major Burnside 
returned to active duty with his old unit, 
part of the IV Infantry Division, in time 
to take part in the defense of Luxemburg. 
Since then the unit pursued the Germans 
all the way to Munich and beyond. 

Several packages sent by the major to 
his parents have yielded 29 Nazi pennants, 
two large Nazi flags, iron crosses, medals 
given to German workers, a blue and 
silver cross given to mothers for raising 
large families, arm bands and other insig- 
nia, and an interesting illustrated book 
depicting the rise of Hitler and his satel- 
lites and growth of Naziism from 1923 to 
1933. These objects were found in Nazi 
headquarters which the soldiers overtook 
in the course of their inarch into Germany. 



Honor Roll 



Engaged 



SP. A. 1/c HERBERT GUNTHER, 
USNR, B.S. '43, Physical Education, 
Baltimore, Md., to Winona Ruth Ander- 
son, Pharmacists' Mate 2/c, United States 
Naval Hospital at Corona, Calif., where 
Gunther is also stationed. 

BESS GREENSPOON, '44, Education, 
Hancock, Md.. to DR. WARREN D. 
BRILL, '44, School of Medicine, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

RUTH ANN ALDRIDGE, '45, Wal- 
brook, Md., to Ensign Wilmcr E. Hansen 
of Grand Island, Neb. 

CAPT. WALTER McNEILL WOOD- 
WARD, Law School, Baltimore, Md., to 
Virginia Anderson Calvert of Warrenton, 
Pa. 

MARIAN BOND, B.S. '40, Physics, 
Kappa Delta, Washington, D. C, to 
Charles H. Johnson, of Fairview, Ohio. 

BETTY RICHARDS, B.S .'45, Eco- 
nomics, Kappa Delta sorority, Washing- 
ton, D. C, to Pvt. Robert Keith War 
ncr. of Takoma Park. Md. 

LIEUT. MARY ARTHUR TRIP 
LETT, ANC, School of Dietetics. Balti 
more. Md.. to Lieut. Robert Coleman 
Garland, AUS, Detroit, Mich. 



LIEUT. COL. JULIAN WALTERS, 
USMC, Engineering '35, who entered the 
Marine Corps soon after graduation, was 
killed with four others when their plane, 
en route from Anacostia Naval Air Station 
to Dayton, Ohio, crashed and burned in 
Cumberland Gap, near the Virginia-Ken- 
tucky line. 

Commissioned in July, 1935, Colonel 
Walters won his wings at Pcnsacola, Fla., 
in May, 1938. A flyer of all types of air- 
craft, he served with Marine Aviation 
aboard an aircraft carrier in the Caribbean. 
Later he served as operations officer with 
a Marine Aviation group in the Marshalls 
and remained in the Pacific until the sum- 
mer of 1944 when he returned to the 
United States. Since returning, he had 
been stationed at the Naval Air Station. 

Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary G. Wal- 
ters, who lives at 2 Hilltop Rd., Silver 
Spring, Md., he is survived by his mother, 
Mrs. Helen L. Walters, and a sister, Mrs. 
Geneva Clark, both of Rockville, Md. 



S/SGT. FRANK W. REDINGER, 

Education '42'43, Theta Chi, son of 
Mrs. Edgar A. Smith of 510 Decatur St., 
Washington, D. C, was killed during 
action in Europe, according to War De- 
partment report. At the time he was killed 
he had been back with his unit in the 
104th division just four months after hav- 
ing been wounded in the action in Bel- 
gium. His widow, the former Mary Jane 
McCamant, lives in Newark, N. J. 



LIEUT. HENRY LEE MORRIS, 
JR., A. & S. '36'37, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry L. Morris of Upper Marlboro, Md., 
was killed on Luzon April 17, during in- 
fantry fighting north of Manila. A nephew, 
Cpl. Eugene Rector, who identified the 
body and aided in burial arrangements, 
wrote Mrs. Mary Jane Morris, the lieuten- 
ant's widow, of his death. 



LIEUT. VICTOR C. BUHL, Civil 
Engineering '41, was among those who 
lost their lives on the United States Air- 
craft Carrier Franklin, his wife, Mrs. Rita 
Smoot Buhl, has been informed by the 
Navy Department. Lieutenant Buhl was 
employed by the telephone company until 
his entrance into the Navy in May, 1942. 
His parents, Mr. ami Mrs. Victor 1.. Buhl, 
live at 3712 Manchester Ave., Baltimore, 
Md. 



Law Firm Established 

JOHN F, CLAGETT, '23, after eight 
years in the Department of Justice as 
special assistant to the Attorney General 
of the United States in anti trust matters, 
has resigned to go into private practice. 
Mr. Clagett had returned to the Depart- 
ment of Justice after two years with the 
Army Air Forces, but remained only a 
short while before resigning to form a part- 
nership with Andrew W. Bennett under 
the firm name of Bennett and Clagett 
with offices in the Edmonds Building, 
Washington, D. C. The firm will special 
izc in radio broadcasting and anti-trust 
problems. 



GENEVIEVE YONKERS, M.A. '37, 
Education, of Cumberland, Md., who 
later received her LL.B. from National 
University Law School in Washington 
and was admitted to the Bar in the Dis- 
trict of Columbia in 1942, was recently- 
admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 
the Court of Appeals at Annapolis. Miss 
Yonkers, now in the legal department of 
a war agency in Washington, plans to 
practice law in Cumberland soon. 



IDA FISHER, Home Economics '38, 
Phi Kappa Phi honorary society and Kappa 
Delta social sorority, who since 1940 has 
been director of Home Service for Eastern 
States Feed Service at West Springfield, 
Mass., has resigned to join the New York 
staff of General Foods Corporation. There 
her work will deal with the science of 
making cakes. 



PVT. ROLAND GILBERT WHITE, 
JR., was killed April 28 in Italy where he 
served with the Eighty-Eighth Infantry. 
Private White was graduated from the 
University with honors in 1942 and was 
employed in the engineering department 
of the Glenn L.Martin Aircraft Co. until 
he was inducted into the Army a year ago. 
He is survived by his widow, Dorothy, of 
415 Emerson St., N.W., Washington, 
D. C; his parents, who also live at the 
Emerson Street address; and two brothers, 
Francis W. White, a Navy Air Corps 
gunner, and Richard Lee White, aged 10. 



LIEUT. HERBERT J. SILCOX, hus- 
band of former EDITH SCALES, '44, 
Home Economics, of Richmond, Va., was 
killed in action in Germany on March 29, 
1945. He was with the 7th Armored Di- 
vision, U. S. 1st Army. Lieutenant Silcox 
attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 
Mis. Silcox now lives at 1185 Park Ave., 
Apt. 8A, New York 28, N. Y. 



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Fire Service 
Extension 

The Fire Service Extension Department 
is organized under the College of Engi- 
neering in cooperation with the State 
Department of Vocational Education, and 
operating with both Federal and State 
funds. The Department provides in-service 
training for firemen through classes con- 
ducted throughout the State by three Re- 
gional Instructors and from forty to fifty 
Local Instructors. Last year some 7 SO men 
were enrolled in 36 classes throughout the 
State. 

A Basic Training Course (Section I) 
of seventy-five clock hours is given in the 
fundamentals of firemanship, as well as 
an Advanced Course (Section II) of sixty 
nine clock hours, covering the technical 
field of fire prevention, control and ex- 
tinguishment, and a third course (Section 
III) of fifty-seven hours, covering still 
more advanced subjects in firemanship, 
such as "Air Crash Fire Fighting and 
Rescue"; "Elementary Science in the Fire 
Service"; "Dust Explosions," etc. A train 
ing course of forty-five clock hours for In- 
dustrial Plant Fire Brigades has also been 
provided. This makes available 246 clock 
hours of class time in firemen's training 
courses. Firemen who have completed the 
prescribed training courses have been given 
preferential rating in positions in the mili- 
tary and naval fire fighting forces. 

To meet the demands of the National 
Emergency, Director J. \Y. Just was made 
State Fire Defense Coordinator and the 
Department has expanded its activity to 
the training of auxiliary fire forces and 
rescue units in defense duties. There was 
also provided a comprehensive training 
course of twenty-four clock hours in con- 
nection with Incendiaries, War Case-, 
Infernal Machines and Sabotage and Fire 
Fighting as Applied to Military Explosives 
and Ammunition, that was made available 
for all Civilian Defense groups. 

The Department serves in an advisory 
capacity to the State Fire Marshal and 
municipal authorities in matters of fire 
prevention, fire protection engineering, 
safety regulations and kindred subjects. 
Frequent training courses are given for 
State and Municipal Fire Marshals. 

With the rapid expansion of this De- 
partment's activities since its inception i.i 
October, 1937. it has outgrown its present 
quarters and it is now looking forward to 
eventually having its own building erected 
on the campus. 

The plans have been drawn up and 
submitted and officially approved. 



This proposed building will provide of- 
fice space for the Fire Service Extension 
Department, as well as quarters for a 
ladder truck and a dormitory for eight men 
(four University Juniors and four Seniors) 
which will, in connection with the Col- 
lege Park and other nearby fire depart- 
ments provide more efficient fire protec- 
tion for the University campus. 

The Fire Service Extension Depart- 
ment is available to the citizens of Mary- 
land for any cooperation or advice in fire 
protection matters. 



1945-1946 
Calendar 

FALL SEMESTER 

Registration Sept. 19 to 22 

Instruction Begins Sept. 24 

Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 22 to 25 
Christmas Holiday Dec. 22 to Jan. 2 
Exams Jan. 26, 28. 29, and 30 

Semester Ends Jan. 30 

SPRING SEMESTER, 1946 
Registration Feb. 4 to 6 

Instruction Begins Feb. 5 

Washington's Birthday Feb. 22 

Maryland Day March 25 

Easter Holiday April 19 to 23 

Exams June 1, 3. 4 and 5 

Commencement June 8 

SUMMER SESSION, 1946 

Registration June 24 

Instruction Begins June 25 

Session Ends August 2 



Maryland Horticulturist 
to Teach Troops Abroad 

Dr. A. Lee Schrader, professor of hor- 
ticulture at the University of Maryland, 
was selected by the War Department to 
serve on the faculty of one of the Uni- 
versity Study Centers to be used in the 
Army Education Program for troops in the 
European Theater of Operations. 

The first of the two centers opened 
the latter part of July in Shrivenham, 
England. With an enrollment of about 
4,000, the center offers courses in agricul- 
ture, commerce, education, engineering, 
fine arts, journalism, science and liberal 
arts. 

The program is presented for enlisted 
personnel and officers not engaged in full 
time military duties, who can make effec- 
tive use of this plan by pursuing a course 
of study in keeping with their individual 
post war plans and ambitions. 



Colburn Commands 
LST Boat in Pacific 

Lieut. Raymond Colburn, U.S.N.R., 
Mech. Eng. '29, son of A. A. Colburn of 
Havre de Grace, Md., commander of an 
LST in the Amphibious Forces in the 
Pacific, described the part he played in 
the Okinawa invasion in a recent letter 
home. His letter reads in part: 

"Our story begins many miles from 
Okinawa where we loaded cargo for the 
attack and then wended our way toward 
Japan . 

"On the day after the original landing, 
we sailed into the Ryukyu Islands. We 
had chow two hours before sunrise so that 
at dawn everyone could be at his battle 
station. All gear, such as rifles, gas masks, 
life jackets, etc., had been laid out be- 
forehand. Days had been spent in fire 
drills, abandon ship drills, damage control 
drills and gas drills. By noon we dropped 
anchor some distance from the beach to 
await further orders, depending on the 
progress made on land by our forces. All 
that day and into the evening we did not 
see a Jap ship, plane, submarine or even 
a Jap. All this built us up into a "cocky" 
attitude. That has now been knocked 
out of us. 

"That night, while we were peacefully 
laying at ancohr, I went up to the con 
ning tower to see how things were coming 
along. While there I faintly saw a plane 
m the distance and called the Gunnery 
Officer. He decided that it was a Jap Zero 
so we manned our guns. The plane made 
a turn and came in on us, going over our 
ships ahead. They did not open fire, but 
when he did come over our ship we 
opened fire — missing him but preventing 
his coming in too close. That was our 
baptism of fire. 

"A few days later, we were ordered to 
the invasion beach to discharge our cargo 
which we finally accomplished in spite of 
all the confusion. One particular after- 
noon while there, we had an air alert — our 
particular experience was a Jap bomber 
who made a dive for us. We were all set 
for him as all guns were manned. From 
observing previous fire, I decided that most 
ships opened up when planes were en- 
tirely too far away, so I decided that on 
this one we would wait until he was well 
within range. So I ordered all guns to 
hold their fire and to track him with their 
guns . . . When the plane was within 
range, I gave the order to fire and in a few 
seconds he was in flames. After being hit. 
the pilot evidently saw he couldn't make 
it as far as our ship, so he tried to crash- 
dive into another ship directly ahead of us 
but missed by a few yards. 



Two New Department 
Heads Appointed 

The appointments of Dr. G. M. Cairns 
as head of the dairy department of the 
University and Dr. A. L. Brueckner as 
director of the Maryland live stock and 
sanitary service, were announced recently 
by Dr. H. C. Byrd. president. 

Dr. Cairns comes to the University of 
Mankind from the University of Manic, 
where he has been head of the department 
of animal husbandry for the last five years. 
A native of New York, he received his 
technical training at Cornell University, 
where he won his doctor's degree in 1940. 

Prior to his position at the University 
of Maine he was associated with the ex- 
tension service and the animal husbandry 
department, Cornell University. 

Dr. Brueckner is well known to Mary- 
land stock men and poultry men, having 
been associated with the livestock san- 
itary service since 1930, and having served 
as its acting head for the past two years. 
Frior to 1930 he was in charge of the 
laboratories at College Park for several 
years. 

He was awarded a B.S. degree in agri- 
culture at the University of Kentucky in 
1914, and the degree of doctor of veterin- 
ary medicine by the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1924. 

He was associated with the Kentucky 
Experiment Station for four years. He 
served as second lieutenant in the field 
artillery. United States Army, from 1918 
to 1919. After the First World War he 
worked in the milk-control division of 
the Kansas City Health Department and 
for a short while with the Pennsylvania 
Bureau of Animal Industrv. 



Commencement Exercises Pay 

Tribute to State Educators 



Home Economist Takes 
Post at Columbia 

ELAINE KNOWLES, Home Econom- 
ics '31, Baden, Md., Assistant Professor in 
the Department of Economics of the 
Household and Household Management, 
College of Home Economics at Cornell 
University, July 1 assumed new duties as 
assistant professor in home economics at 
Teachers' College, Columbia University. 
Miss Knowles has been carrying on re- 
search in household management and 
houehold equipment for the past seven 
years. 

Prior to her work at Cornell, Miss 
Knowles taught in the high schools of 
Maryland, was state supervisor of Federal 
Farm Security in Man land, and was a 
home demonstration agent. 

Honorary societies in which Miss 
Knowles has membership are Sigma Delta 
Epsilon, Pi Lambda Theta, Omicron Nu, 
Phi Kappa Phi. 




Edwin Warfield Broome. Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, is 
awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Dr. H. C. Byrd, University presi- 
dent, at commencement exercises, June 27. 



Honorary degrees were presented by Dr. 
11. C. Byrd, University president, to six 
prominent Maryland educators at gradua- 
tion exercises June 2~ when Speaker 
Rayburn of the House of Representatives 
addressed the graduating class of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in a program honoring 
the public school system of the State. Be- 
sides Speaker Rayburn, Gov. Herbert R. 
O'Conor, Commissioner of Education John 
W. Studebaker, and Dr. Thomas G. 
Pullen. State Superintendent of Schools 
gave addresses. 

Superintendent of Montgomery County 
Public Schools. Edwin W. Broome, was 
awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters 
degree by the University Board of Regents 
in consideration of meritorious work in 
the field of education done during his 28 
years with the Montgomery County School 
System. 

Under his direction a progressive system 
of education has developed a curricula 
which is sought as a model by many 
counties throughout the Nation. Summer 
"work-shops"' for teachers, where research 
and development of educational problems 
are discussed, is being more and more 
recognized as an essential to provision of 
additional services. 

Other honorary degrees conferred were: 

Doctor of Humanity, Tasker G. 
Lowndes, chairman of the State Board of 
Education; Mrs. Lena C. Vanbibber, re- 
tired Baltimore teacher who served 30 



years on the faculty of Towson State 
Teachers College, and Mrs. Ella P. Rob- 
inson, Chestertown, who taught 33 years 
in Kent County Elementary Schools and 
is also retired. 

Doctor of Letters, Nicholas Orem, Hv- 
attsville, retired countv school superin- 
tendent, whose last superintendency was 
in Prince George's County. 

Doctor of Laws, Judge \V. Calvin Ches- 
nut of the United States District Court, 
Baltimore, in recognition of his service to 
the Board of Regents, from which he re- 
cently resigned, as well as recognition of 
his work as a member of the Federal Ju- 
diciary. Also recipients of Doctor of Laws 
degrees were Speaker Sam Rayburn and 
John Ward Studebaker, Federal Commis- 
sioner of Education. 

In addition, honorary certificates of merit 
in agriculture were presented to Mary 
Whiteley Browning, Prince George's 
County; David Cohen, Talbot County; 
Granville Haines Hibberd, Baltimore 
County; Jesse Peyton King, Frederic 
Count}-; and Joseph Maguire Mattingh , 
St. Man's County. 

Six Doctor of Philosophy degrees and 20 
Master of Arts, Master of Science, and 
Master of Education degrees were presented 
to candidates of the Graduate School. A 
total of 130 Bachelor of Science and Bach- 
elor of Arts degrees were conferred by Dr. 
Byrd at the exercises held in the New 
Armory building. 



With Maryland Alumni Around the Globe 



LIEUT. ROBERT RIVELLO, Engi- 
neering '43, Phi Kappa Phi honorary fra 
ternity, left for overseas duty late in April. 
The lieutenant, whose home is in Wash- 
ington. D. C, serves with the ground 
forces for B-29s. 

MEARLE D. DUVALL, Education 
'42, a lieutenant in the paratroops, was 
wounded at Salerno, Italy, and later dis- 
charged. He is now teaching physical edu- 
cation at National Training School for 
Boys in Washington, D. C. During his 
term at the University he played baseball, 
football, and basketball, winning the 
Maryland Ring as outstanding athlete in 
1942. 

CAPT. GEORGE E. TAYLOR, JR.. 
Engineering '36, Theta Chi. assigned to 
the AAF Convalescent Hospital, Don Ce 
Sar Place, as Sanitary Engineer since Feb 
ruary 21, 1944, was lately transferred to 
the Overseas Replacement Depot at 
Keams, Utah. Captain Taylor had been 
employed as Sanitary Engineer at the J. E. 
Greiner Company of Baltimore, Md., for 
four years before his induction into the 
Army. His wife, Estellc, at present lives at 
Annapolis, Md. 

A brother SGT. JOHN R. TAYLOR, 
Engineering '40'41, was commended b) 
Lieut. -Gen. James H. Doolittle, with 
other personnel of an Eighth Air Force 
Service Command Station in France for 
the way it has operated under hardships 
and trying conditions. The depot at which 
Sergeant Taylor served was a refueling 
point, supply and repair base, and was 
used as an alternate landing field for 
bombers and fighter planes. 

While at the University, he became a 
member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 
He has been overseas for a year and a half, 
during which time he met and married an 
Irish girl from Castledawson, North Ire- 
land. 

A letter from RUTH THORNTON 
MAGRUDER, '40, now a lieutenant jun- 
ior grade in the United States Navy, says 
that she is helping to fight the war from 
the Office of the Chief of Naval Opera- 
tions in Washington. She adds that she 
is engaged to marry a former student of 
the College of Engineering, MAJ. 
RALPH S. JORDAN, USAAF, who is 
now attending school at Boca Raton, Fla., 
after having spent 30 months in the China 
Burma Theater. 

RUSSELL B. WHITE, Business Ad- 
ministration '25, Kittanning, Pa., is as- 
sociated with the United States Fidelity' 
and Guarantee Company as Superintend- 
ent of Claims, and is located in their New 
Orleans office at 74 1 Gravier St. 




- Photo by U- S. Sixth Air Force 
Promotion of LIEUT. -COL. ROBERT W. 
THOMAS, Commerce '36. commanding 
officer of Albrook Field. Sixth Air Force 
base in the Canal Zone to the rank of 
Colonel, has been announced at Sixth 
Air Force Headquarters. 
Colonel Thomas, who at the University 
was a member of the varsity track 
team, belonged to Phi Delta Theta fra- 
ternity, and was commissioned a sec- 
ond lieutenant of the Infantry in the 
Reserve Officers Corps, has been on duty 
with the Sixth Air Force in Panama 
since March, 1942, and has been com- 
manding Albrook Field since September, 
1943. His home is at 3262 N Street. NW, 
Washington. D. C. 



ALMA MILLER, Home Economics 
'39, Alpha Omicron Pi, has been doing 
Iter bit for the war effort by working in a 
Baltimore, Md., war plant as a specialist 
in packaging methods for overseas ship- 
ments. 

LIEUT. CATHERINE E. AITCHE- 
SON, Home Economics '36, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Aitcheson of Laurel, 
Md., overseas with the Medical Corps 
since December, 1943, is a nurse at one 
of the U. S. Convalescent Centres in 
Warwick, England. 

Before entering the service, Lieutenant 
Aitcheson was dietician at Westbrook 
Sanitorium near Richmond, Va. She is 
now attached to the 826th Convalescent 
Center which was recently awarded the 
Merit Plaque "for superior performance of 
duty and outstanding devotion to duty in 
the performance of exceptionally difficult 
tasks as well as achievement and mainte- 
nance of a high standard of discipline, 
military courtesy, appearance, personnel, 
installation and equipment." 

CAPT. JOHN E. LEWIS, U.S.M.C., 
Commerce '41, after 28 months of over- 
seas duty in which he participated in the 
battles of Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo 
Jima, recently spent a 30 day leave at his 
home in Silver Spring, Md. At the end 
of his leave he reported to New River, 
N. C. 



MAJOR WM. A. PATES, Civil En- 
gineering '36, Chevy Chase, Md., after 
three years of service with the Corps of 
Engineers in England, North Africa, Sar- 
dinia, and Italy, has been returned to the 
United States for a 45-day tour of duty. 

CAPT. RICHARD O. WHITE, En- 
tomology '34, since the battle for Leyte 
has been battalion operations officer of the 
305th Infantry Regiment of the 77th Di- 
vision, with which he has been since it 
was organized at Fort Jackson, S. C. He 
received the Purple Heart and Bronze 
Star for wounds and heroism during that 
action. His wife lives at College Park and 
a brother, CHARLES E. WHITE, Ph.D. 
'26, is chemistry instructor at the Uni- 
versity. 

ROBERT A. DUNNIGAN, B.S. '35, 
Kappa Sigma, who was commissioned 
from the University in June, 1935, and 
entered active service in December, 1940, 
was recently assigned to Headquarters, 
I.R.T.C., S-c Section, Camp Wolters, 
Texas. A native of Washington, D. C, 
he and his wife, the former L. Virginia 
Slye, live at present at the Baker Hotel, 
Mineral Wells, Texas. 

CURTIS LEFRAY HOLLISTER, 
Electrical Engineering '38, radio techni- 
cian, 2 c, U.S.N.R., is serving aboard a 
destroyer escort of the Atlantic Fleet. He 
is assigned to maintenance of electronic 
equipment and, in addition, is a member 
of an anti-aircraft gun crew. His wife, 
former Martha C. Wenner, and two chil- 
dren, James, 5, and Charles, 2, live at 
1375 Somerset PL. N.W., Washington, 
D. C. 

PFC. DAVID L. BRIGHAM, '38, 
Rockville, Md., was operating with front 
line troops of the 40th Infantry Division 
when he experienced a Japanese mortar 
attack in the mountains of northern Ne- 
gros. Seven men manning machine guns 
near Brigham's foxhole were seriously in- 
jured by the explosions. During the attack, 
which occurred at 8:30 in the evening 
during a pouring rain, the men lay face 
down in mud to escape the effects of small 
aerial bombs and enemy machine gun fire. 

Pfc. Brigham was awarded the Combat 
Infantry Badge for his part in the jungle 
fighting on New Britain and is entitled to 
wear the newly authorized Bronze Arrow- 
head for action in landing with assault 
troops on Luzon, Panay, and Negros. 

CHARLES LEROY HEIN, B.A. '42, 
Glen Burnie, Md., is serving in the pulpit 
of the Chapel of the Holy Evangelists, 
Potomac and Dillon Streets, Baltimore. 
Md. 



JUDITH KING. B.S. '40. honor stu- 
dent at the University and member of 
Kappa Delta sorority, who is now Mrs. 
Judith K. Manning and lives on a farm at 
Sedgwick, Kansas (Box 64) has been teach- 
ing a rural school for the past two years. 

A letter from FLORENCE M. HUNT- 
ER, B.S. '43, Mt. Rainier. Md.. reveals 
that she is now a Pharmacist 3 C with 
the U. S. Navy, stationed at U. S. Naval 
Hospital at Bethesda, Md.. working on a 
surgical ward. She has been in the Navy 
for more than a year. 

Through her letter we learn that JOHN 
E. HICKS. '40-'41, Parkton. Md., is a 
private in the U. S. Army Medical Corps 
and located at 16th General Hospital in 
Prance; MALCOLM L. CALDER. S. K. 
2, c. Commerce '40 '43, of Thorson, Md.. 
has been in the New Hebrides Islands 
with the Sea Bees for two years; and that 
"WILLIAM JACOB. Pre Law '40-'43, of 
Cowans. Md., is a private in the 545th 
Army Engineering Topographical Com 
pany Corps at Camp Shelby, Miss. 

LIEUT. COL. WALTER N. TALKES, 
'35. at last word was Director of Installa- 
tions Division with the 53rd Quarter 
mister Base Depot, somewhere in Ger- 
many. His home is at 58 Adams St.. \. 
\Y.. Washington 1, D. C. 

CAPT. JOHN K. SHIP1',. Mechanical 
Engineering '40, Phi Delta Theta, was 
wounded slightly for the second time in 
German} May 5 when his jeep ran into 
a land mine and was blown to bits. He 
was hospitalized near Rheims, France, and 
returned to his outfit, the Twelfth Ar- 
mored Division, upon recovery. 

LIEUT. JACK HOYERT '43, twice 
wounded during battle in Belgium Jan- 
uary 9, was in a hospital in England for 
several months, says his mother who lives 
at Beltsville, Md., and has been awarded 
the Purple Heart with cluster. 

LIEUT. ELWOOD GEORGE FISH 
ER, U.S.N. R., B.S. '38. after duty in the 
Caribbean area aboard an Atlantic Fleet 
minesweeper, has been transferred to the 
Atlantic Fleet's minecraft training center 
at Little Creek, Va. Lieutenant Fisher, 
who entered the Navy in April. 1942, is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fisher, 
of Washington, D. C, and worked for 
the Department of Agriculture there be- 
fore his entrance into the Navy. 

LIEUT, (s.g.) BOB H. SETTLE, '30, 
who has served both in the Atlantic and 
the Pacific, was home on a 30-day leave 
recently and called at the Alumni Office. 
Lieutenant Settle expected to return to sea 
at the end of his furlough. 

MAJOR JOHN E. SAVAGE, Medical 
Corps, B.S. '28, M.D. '32, recently trans 
ferred from the Station Hospital at Camp 
Lee. Ya., to A. S. F. Regional Hospital 
at Fort Geo. G. Meade, Md. 



Lt. Wm. K. Byrd, Three 
Brothers, In Service 




MARINE LIEUT. WILLIAM K. BYRD 

Marine Lieut. William K. Byrd, Com- 
merce '41 -'44, of the Regimental Weapons 
Company, Third Marine Division, in the 
South Pacific, occasionally dons a leather 
helmet, but for different purposes than for 
which he wore similar headgear as regular 
center for the University eleven in 1941 
and 1942. The son of former athletic di- 
rector, and current president of the Uni- 
versity, Dr. II. C. Byrd, and Mrs. Byrd. 
wears the helmet when he rides a tank, 
or tank destroyer, while training for future 
campaigns against the Japs. 

Lieutenant Byrd performed under Coach 
Clark Shaughnessy of T-formation fame at 
Maryland and prior to that was a three- 
sports star at McDonogh Prep in Balti- 
more. 

An older brother, Major H. C. Byrd, 
Jr.. is on the staff of Army Major General 
Joseph Patch. Commanding Officer of the 
10th Service Command, while Lieutenant 
Byrd's younger brother. Sterling Byrd, is an 
apprentice seaman in the United States 
Navy. His brother-in-law, Marine Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Wade M. Jackson, served 
overseas with the Third Marine Division 
for 22 months and is now stationed at 
Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

A member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Fraternity at Maryland, Lieutenant Byrd's 
home is at 4600 Beechwood Road, College 
Park, Md. 



A note from J. WM. STEINER, B.S. 
'34, Phi Sigma Kappa, says that he has for 
some time been back in Washington, 
where he is Lighting Division Engineer for 
Wcstinghouse and his address is 6050 13th 
Place N. W., Washington. 



) WIES WHARTON. Phys. Ed. '42, 
and his wife, former MARJORIE RUP- 
PERSBERGER, B.S. '41. Baltimore, Md.. 
announce the birth of a daughter, Mar- 
jorie Jane, on May 3], 1945. 

Mr. Wharton, who received a medical 
discharge from the Army earlv this year, 
taught physical education at Forrest Park 
High School in Baltimore this past term. 
He was i captain at the time of his dis- 
charge and had served in the European 
theater, was wounded in Italy, and had 
been awarded the Purple Heart and cluster, 
the Silver Star, and the Combat Infantry- 
man's Badge. 

T/3 IRVING SOWBEL, Pharm. '40, 
who has served 38 months as a member 
of a medical corps unit in the Southwest 
Pacific and earned the Asiatic-Pacific cam 
paign ribbon with two battle stars, the 
Distinguished Unit citation, and the 
Bronze Star medal for meritorious achieve- 
ment, was in June returned to the United 
States and stationed at Miami Beach for 
reassignment. His home is in Baltimore, 
Md. 

Seaman 1/c RUSSELL RUMPF, Ag. 
Econ. '43, Beltsville, Md., is seeing service 
in the Pacific. His brother, Yeoman 2 c 
George A. Rumpf, U.S.N., was killed in 
action in Philippine waters January 7. 

CAPT. ARTHUR S. KIDWELL, B.S. 
'35, Entomology, Sigma Phi Sigma, at 
present in the Philippines in command of 
a Malaria Survey Detachment, wrote that 
while aboard ship en route to the Phil 
ippincs from the Netherlands East Indies, 
he met BILL McILWEE. Engineering 
'29'33, Washington, D. C, a fraternity 
brother and whiled away many pleasant 
hours talking over old times at the frater- 
nity house. Arthur, Jr., 1 5 months old, 
who has not yet seen his father, and Mrs 
Kidwell live at 3010 St. Paul St.. Bal- 
timore, Md. 

LIEUT. NORMAN S. SINCLAIR, 
U.S.N.R., '43, of 4420 7th St., NAY.. 
Washington, D. C, home from sea on a 
brief leave, stopped in at the Alumni Of- 
fice. He will be on his way to sea again 
soon. 

LIEUT. DAN F. KEENEY, B.S. '42, 
M.D. '43, was graduated from the Army 
Air Forces School of Aviation Medicine 
at Randolph Field, Texas, on June 23, 
1945. Completion of the intensive course 
in Aviation Medicine is one of the pre- 
requisites for attaining the wings of a 
Flight Surgeon in the Medical Corps of 
the U. S. Army Air Forces. Lieutenant 
Keeney is a native of Walkersville. Md. 

ELSIE LOIS STEVENS, A.B. '44, 
Gamma Phi Beta, now doing personnel 
work at the Marine Base at Arlington, 
Va., paid a visit to the campus the other 
dav to look over old familiar scenes. 



Decorations 

LIEUT. THOMAS C. JENKINS, JR., 
Commerce '39-'40, navigator of a C-4" 
aircraft, was awarded the Bronze Oak 
Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for leading 
a flight of C-4~'s through a wall of hostile 
flak and small arms fire while participat- 
ing in the resupply of American troops at 
Bastogne, Belgium, during the German 
counter-offensive in the Ardennes. 



The Silver Star was awarded to PVT. J. 
B. MAUGHLIN, Ex '34, Boyd, Md., for 
gallantry in action while serving with the 
36th Infantry Division, 7th Army in Eu- 
rope. 

* # # 

The Bronze Star Medal has been award- 
ed to MAJOR WILLIAM F. GASSA- 
WAY, Pre-Med, of Ellicott City, Md., 
for services in the European theater. A 
doctor in the Army Medical Corps, Major 
Gassaway was honored for his work in 
France from December, 1944, to March, 
1945. 

Gallantrv in action i,n Germany has won 
for PVT. CHARLES R. WHITE, son of 
Mrs. Viola White, 4707 Decatur St., Ed- 
monston, Md., a Silver Star Citation. Two 
days after being cited he was wounded and 
spent two months in an English hospital, 
was awarded the Purple Heart. He was in 
his second year at the University when he 
entered the service in February, 1943. 

* * * 

LIEUT. RICHARD E. KERN, Com- 
merce '39, Alpha Tau Omega, was with 
the 101st Glider-Paratroop Infantry at 
Bastogne when his unit received the Pres- 
idential Citation. He has also been award- 
ed the Bronze Star. A native of Braddock 
Heights, Md., Lieutenant Kern has been 
in the Army three years and overseas 19 
months. 

MAJOR WM. V. REDDING, Agri- 
culture '40, Alpha Gamma Rho, was 
awarded the Croix de Guerre by the 
French Government for bravery and 
achievement during construction of a 
bridge at Corentan. 

Award of the Air Medal was made re- 
cently to CAPT. HOLLY M. KELLER, 
JR., Electrical Eng. '41, Sigma Nu, now 
a flying instructor at Van Nuys, Calif., 
Army Air Field 

The award was made for "meritorious 
achievement in aerial flight while partici- 
pating in 25 combat missions while a 
member of the Air Commando Group in 
1944. in the India-Burma theater of oper- 
ations. 



War Prisoners Freed 

LIEUT. WM. BETTS. Bus. & Pub. 
Ad. '43, Phi Delta Theta, of South Hill, 
Va.. is expected home after four months 
as a prisoner of the Nazis, says a card from 
Mrs. Betts. the former BETTY ROW- 
LEY. '44. Kappa Delta. Their fourth- 
month-old son. William, Jr., will see- his 
father for the first time. Lieutenant Betts 
was formerly a member of the Third Army 
and was in the same division as LIEUT. 
HERBERT TED" BEUERMAN, Bus. 
& Pub. Ad. '43, Sigma Chi, of Washing- 
ton. D. C. 



LIEUT. CHARLES P. JOHNSON, En- 
gineering '42'43. reported missing over 
Hamburg by the Army April 12, has 
written his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
D. Johnson, 32nd St.. Mt. Rainier, Md., 
that he has been liberated from a Nazi 
prison camp somewhere in Germany, is in 
good health and getting ready to return 
home within a few weeks. Lieutenant John- 
son, navigator on a B 17 bomber, shot 
down over Hamburg March 20, had been 
in the Army Air Corps about two years 
at the time. 



LIEUT. WILLIS HAROLD YOUNG, 
JR., Mech. Eng. '43, co-pilot of a B-24, 
taken prisoner when his plane was shot 
down over Germany in January, has been 
liberated. The lieutenant is a native of 
Riverdale. Md. 



LIEUT. ROBERT COMSTOCK, Agr. 
'39- '42, a Mustang pilot in an Army Air 
Force Fighter Squadron, reported missing 
after the battle of St. Lo, July 25. 1944, 
now liberated from a German prison camp, 
is expected home soon, according to a 
telegram received by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Arlington Comstock of 4817" Mont- 
gomerv Lane, Bethesda, Md. 



Wedding Bells 

JEANNE BELL DINSMORE, '42'45, 
Gamma Phi Beta, of Takoma Park, Md., 
and Lieut. Arthur Fairchild White, Silver 
Spring, Md., were married June 16 at Ta- 
koma Park. After a wedding trip to New- 
Orleans, they left for Camp Wood, Texas, 
where they will live. 

AVA PAULINE SELLERS, '44'45, of 
Hyattsville, Md., on June 8 became the 
bride of Pvt. Lowell D. Pratt. U.S.A., of 
Palo Alto, Calif., at St. Andrew's Episco- 
pal Church, College Park. 

MARTHA JEAN ENGELBACH. 
Home Economics '44, Alpha Omicron Pi, 
of Chevy Chase, Md., was married re- 
centlv to S/Sgt. Edward Fraley Smouse of 
Oakland, Md. 

DR. HAROLD STERLING, of W ash 
ington, D. C, and Gloria Flyer were mar- 
ried in New York June 25. Dr. Sterling 
attended the University Medical School 
and has completed his service as resident at 
Gallinger Hospital in Washington. He will 
enter the Army soon. 

THOMAS EASSON WHEELER, of 
Baltimore, Md., on June 10 took as his 
bride Charlotte Loraine Heinecke, also of 
Baltimore. Dr. Wheeler was a V-12 med- 
ical student at the University and received 
his M.D. June 27. The couple will live 
in Baltimore. 

THOMAS C. McPHERSON, Balti- 
more, and Jane Ridgely Rice, Baltimore, 
were married recently. After a honevmoon 
in Georgia, they returned to Baltimore, 
where Mr. McPherson is a student of the 
University Medical School, to make their 
home. 



LIEUT. IRVING M. DAY, Eng. '41- 
'42, of Chevy Chase. Md., was on May 
13 liberated from a German prison. Lieu- 
tenant Day went overseas in October, 
1943, and had completed 24 missions 
from an English base at the time he was 
taken prisoner, April 11, 1944, when the 
B-24 of which he was bombardier was 
shot down over Germany. 



PFC. THOMAS ERN MORRISSON, 
'42-'44, captured in the Battle of the Bulge 
on December 16 when the Germans sur- 
rounded a first-aid station where he was 
being treated for a bullet wound, has been 
freed, according to notice received by his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Morrisson, 
6502 Meadow Lane, Chevy Chase, Md. 



Vol. XVII 



No. 3 



August, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
Erma Albertson Editoi 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



Marylanders 
Earn Promotions 




— U. .ST. Army Air Forces Photo 
COL. RALPH I. WILLIAMS 

Former administrative assistant to Uni- 
versity President Dr. II. C. Byrd, Ralph I. 
Williams, has heen promoted to the grade 
of full colonel in the Air Corps, Air Trans- 
port Command's Ferrying Division Head- 
quarters in Cincinnati. Ohio, has an- 
nounced. 

Colonel Williams helped pioneer aerial 
routes for the A.T.C. in Alaska and the 
Asiatic and European theaters of opera- 
tions and is now Assistant Chief of Staff, 
Supply and Service, with Ferrying Division 
Headquarters, and makes his home in 
Park Hills. Ky. 

Upon graduation from the University. 
jin 1933. Colonel Williams was commis- 
sioned a second lieutenant and was pro- 
moted to first lieutenant in November, 
1937. He entered active duty in October. 
1940, as professor of militarv science and 
tactics at the University. He was made a 
captain the day before Pearl Harbor, 
Dec. 6, 1941. 

In 1942 he was sent to Alaska and a yeai 
later was transferred to North Africa. In 
the African European theater Colonel Wil- 
liams continued his duties as Assistant 
Chief of Staff, Supply and Service, push- 
ing air routes into Sicily and Italy in the 
wake of the invading Allies, and on into 
Arabia, Persia, Egypt, and India. He was 
transferred to Headquarters Ferrving Divi- 
sion in Cincinnati in September. 1944. 

RAY HURLEY. MA. '30. native of 
Peach Bottom. Pa., has been promoted to 
the rank of lieutenant colonel. With 
Headquarters of the Twelfth Army Group 
since the invasion of Europe. Colonel 



Ilurlc\ has been transferred to the United 
States Occupation Zone Staff and is sta- 
tioned in Weisbaden, Germany. On June 
5 he received the Bronze Star. 

LIEUT. (j.g.) ALVIN C. SALGANIK. 

B.S. 42. Tau Epsilon Phi, has been pro- 
moted to the rank of lieutenant, U.S.N.R., 
while serving as communications officer for 
the Atlantic Meet's sonar school at Key 
West. lie entered the service in March, 
1941. and wears the American Theater 
ribbon. 

A native of Baltimore. Md.. he is mar- 
ried to the former Elsie Flom and they 
now live in Key West. Fla. 

FREDERIC McFADDEN, '34'3 5, 
was promoted from second to first lieu- 
tenant at the Army Service Forces Train- 
ing Center, Camp Lee, Ya., where he is 
a platoon leader and mess officer in the 
Special Services Training Group of the 
A.S.F.T.C. He is a native of San Diego, 
Calif. 

MAJOR EDWIN F. HARLAN, Com 
mcrce '40, Delta Sigma Phi, was recently 
promoted from captain to his present 
rank at the Army Service Forces Training 
Center, Camp Lee, Va., wher he is opera- 
tions and training officer in the 62nd 
General Depot, now attached to the A.S.F. 
T.C. Major Harlan, an accountant with 
the United States Court of Claims in 
Washington, D. C. before entrance hum 
the Army, was married last year to former 
Doris Jordan of Petersburg, Ya. 

JOSEPH HOOPENGARDNER, B.S. 
43. was on May 19 promoted to a first 
lieutenancy. At that time he was stationed 
at an air base in Foggia, Italy. His wife 
is the former LORETTA ASHBY, B.S. 
'43, Alpha Delta Pi. 

ABE S. KARASIK. A.B. '32. formerly 
a sergeant, now stationed on Luzon, was 
recently given a field commission as a 
second lieutenant. Lieutenant Karasik. a 
graduate of the University Law School, 
entered the Army as a private on December 
19, 1942, has taken part in the invasion of 
the Admiralty Islands. Leyte, and Luzon, 
and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal 
last February. 

WARREN M. LOCKWOOD. Eng. 
'40-'42, Silver Spring, Md., holder of the 
Air Medal, six Oak Leaf Clusters, and the 
Distinguished Flying Cross, with 48 mis- 
sions as pilot of a P- 51 to his credit, was. 
late in May, promoted to a captain and 
assigned as group air inspector of the Fif- 
teenth Air Force, then stationed in Italy. 

The Mustang fighter group to which he 
was formerly assigned is one of the oldest 
in combat service and holds the Mediter- 
ranean Theater record for shooting down 
102 enemy planes in 3d d.ivs. 



Flyer Reported Missing 
Oct. 12, Died at Sea 

LIEUT. JNO. A. PRESCOTT, A.A.F., 
freshman at the University at the time he 
enlisted in June, 1942. was killed in action 
near Corsica on October 12, 1944, ac- 
cording to word received by his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton S. Prcscott, of 4 
Doering Way, Cranford, N. J. Pilot of an 
English Beaufighter, the flyer was pre 
viously listed as missing. 

He was a member of a reconnaissance 
plane of the 414th night fighter squadron 
which left Corsica on combat mission to 
the Western Po Valley on October 12. 
According to the report the plane was last 
contacted by radio at 5:10 a. m., 13 miles 
from the northern tip of Corsica. At day- 
break, searchers found an oil slick in the 
Ligurian Sea, off the northern coast of 
Corsica, and pieces of debris were picked 
up. 

Overseas since last May. Lieutenant 
Prcscott had completed more than 25 mis- 
sions early in October when his parents 
last heard from him. He was based first in 
Africa and then in Sardinia before being 
assigned to Corsica. Last September he- 
was made a first lieutenant. 

Lieutenant Prcscott had been awarded 
two citations in addition to the Purple 
Heart. 'The Air Medal he received for de- 
stroying a motor transport at an altitude 
of only one hundred feet, then continuing 
onward to destroy a railway station at 
Sarnato, Italy. The Oak Leaf Cluster to 
the Air Medal was awarded for destroying 
a motor convoy at low altitude in spite of 
difficult mountain terrain over the Po 
Valley, and then proceeding to Southwest 
Bargo, Moncro. where he destroyed an- 
other convoy. 

At the University Lieutenant Prescott 
was a member of the freshman track team 
and belonged to Theta Chi fraternity. He 
lived at Calvin Hall, where his father 
lived during World War I while training 
for the Air Corps. 



C<nc]a(]ed . . . . 

DR. ARTHUR THOMAS HALL. JR., 
a 1945 graduate of the University Medical 
School, is engaged to marry Mary Shirks 
Akcrs. Both are residents of Baltimore. 
Md. Dr. Hall will interne at St. Agnes 
Hospital. Baltimore. 

ROBERT F. BYRNE. Pre Med '43, 
Silver Spring, Md.. at present a student of 
the University Medical School, is engaged 
to Jane Mane Berger, Silver Spring. 

S SOT. I'. ELLIOTT BURROUGHS. 
JR.. '42 '4s. Pre-Med, Phi Delta Theta, 
Salisbury. Md.. to Elizabeth Elder Neale 
of Salisbury. 



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Vol. XVII 



No. 4 



September, 1945 



Alumni all over the world will be glad 
to know that Judge William P. Cole, Jr., 
who last year succeeded Judge Roland P. 
Adams as Chairman of the Board of Re- 
gents of the University, at the recent 
annual meeting of the Board was elected 
to continue as Chairman. 

Judge Cole has had a lifetime of inter- 
est in the affairs of the University and in 
its progress. He also is a former athlete, 
and took part in many student activities. 

His student activities included baseball, 
in which he won his letter in 1909; man- 
ager of the nine in 1910, lieutenant in the 
military unit, secretary-treasurer of the 
Rossborough Club, business manager of 
both the May and June ball organiza- 
tions, secretary of the athletic council, 
member of Conference Committee, hu- 
morous editor of The Reveille, as the year 
book then was called, and Senior orator. 

Long In Public Life 

Judge Cole, familiarly known as "Bill" 
to hundreds and hundreds of Maryland 
alumni, has been in public life for a long 
while. He was graduated from the Col- 
lege of Engineering in 1910 and then took 
a degree in the Law School in Baltimore. 
For several years he practiced law in his 
home town, Towson, where he was the 
beneficiary of a splendid legacy of public 
service left by his father, William P. 
Cole, Sr. 

When United States Senator Millard E. 
Tydings, who was a member of Congress 
from the Second District, was elected to 
the Senate Judge Cole ran for the seat 
vacated by Senator Tydings and was elected 
by a large majority. 

He was elected to succeeding terms in 
Congress over a long period until he re- 
signed two years ago to become Judge of 
the United States Customs Court with 
headquarters at New York City, in which 
position he still serves the nation. Judge 
Cole, however, still maintains residences 
at Towson and in Baltimore, and com- 
mutes to New York. 

Fought In World War I 

During the First World War Judge Cole 
served as captain and fought through the 
various campaigns in France and Belgium. 
Judge Cole's son, Billy, who graduated 
from the University just as the war be- 
gan, was killed in action just as the United 
States Army was entering Germany in the 
current war. Young Billy, like his father, 




BILL COLE IN HIS SENIOR YEAR 
At College Park in 1909-10 

took part in athletics at the University 
and was one of the star players on the 
lacrosse team for three years. Also like his 
father, he was well liked, in fact loved by 
all who knew him. 

Judge Cole now is serving his second 
term of nine years as a member of the 
Board of Regents. His present term does 
not expire until 1949. As present Chairman 
of the Board of Regents, Judge Cole will 
play a large part in outlining the building 
program and in the general reintegration 
and coordination of the University's work 
to fulfill its obligations to the State and 
Nation in the reconstruction period that is 
to follow the war. 



Incorporation proves 
Boon to College Park 

Good news for all Maryland students, 
especially those who live in off-campus fra- 
ternity houses, and also to alumni, is that 
College Park has been incorporated and 
now has a mayor and council. 

This, of course, means that College 
Park will be properly supplied with lights 
and that the streets will be improved. 
Policing also will be provided. 

Incorporation was authorized by the 
Legislature and supported by a referendum. 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the Uruversity of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



University returns 
to semester basis 

All colleges and schools of the Uni- 
versity are returning to their normal two 
semester program after operating two full 
years on the war-time accelerated quarter 
plan, which made it possible for the stu- 
dent to complete four years' work in three. 

The chief reason for the adoption of 
the quarter system was the arrival of an 
Army Specialized Training Program unit 
on the campus in July, 1943. Now that 
need no longer exists. 

The semester system is preferred by the 
faculty and students. 

The return to semesters will necessitate 
only two graduations a year, instead of 
four. 



Foreign Service School 
to open this month 

Beginning this month the Universitv 
will inaugurate education and training for 
foreign service at College Park. The ob- 
jectives involve private business and gov- 
ernment service alike. 

With the expanding United States for- 
eign policy and with foreign trade sure to 
grow immensely, opportunities in gov- 
ernment and business in foreign fields also 
are certain to increase. 



University at door 
of "world capital" 

When global war made Washington the 
"Capital of the World" it became more 
logical than ever for undergraduates and 
graduates to study at the University of 
Maryland. It offers free and easy access to 
the great libraries, museums, galleries and 
halls of government which make the Na- 
tion*s Capital a world center of learning 
and culture. Thus every student is a part 
of the scene where world history is being 
made. 

Founders of the University selected a 
campus on the fringe of the District of 
Columbia because they foresaw that some 
day the Capital of the United States 
would become a mecca for scholars from 
all over the world. 

Location Is Alluring 

Geographically situated "next door" to 
the new "Capital of the World" and on 
that great American highway that leads 
from the far north to the lands of Dixie. 
the University is destined to advance rap- 
idly its leadership among institutions of 
higher learning in the post-war years. 

\\ hcrever men and women study, a visit 
to Washington is considered an educa- 
tional asset, so Maryland's unusual posi- 
tion easily may be realized. 

What will almost amount to a new era 
in the life of the University is about to 
begin. New programs are being organized 
and old ones are being improved. 

Progresses Despite War 

The University has made progress in 
its vast building program during the war, 
It erected a large new armory and three 
more men's and as many women's dormi- 
tories were provided. 

The new American civilization studies, 
in which students will be given a better 
knowledge of their own national back- 
grounds and their inherent and potential 
values, are beginning. In the new Insti- 
tute of World Economics and Politics, 
students will have an opportunity to obtain 
an education and training for service in 
foreign countries, either in private busi- 
ness or in government work. 



DR. STEINBERG ON TOUR 

Dr. S. S. Steinberg, dean of the Col- 
lege of Engineering, toured Central and 
South American countries for the State 
Department in the interest of inter- 
American engineering education. He was 
designated by the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers as its representative. 




"WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT ON AGAIN "—The Dome of the Capitol in 
Washington, dark since early in the war, shone brightly the night of VE Day, 
May 8, as happy thousands, near and far, were thrilled by the memorable sight. 

(Picture by courtesy of the Washington Star.) 

Calendar for 1945-1946 Scholastic Term 



FALL SEMESTER 
Registration — Sept. 19 to 22. 
Instruction Begins — Sept. 24. 

Thanksgiving Holiday — 

Nov. 22 to 25. 
Christmas Holiday — 

Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. 
Exams — Jan. 26, 28, 29 and 30. 
Semester Ends — Jan. 30. 



SPRING SEMESTER 
Registration — Feb. 4 to 6. 
Instruction Begins — Feb. 5. 
Washington's Birthday — Feb. 22. 
Maryland Day — March 25. 
Easter Holiday — 

April 19 to 23. 
Exams — June 1, 3, 4 and 5. 
Commencement — June 8. 



News about University of Maryland men from every section of the Globe 



Lieut. H. J. (Jack) Micr. '45. now sta- 
tioned in Berchtesgaden, Germany, in 
writing to "Wild Bill" Hottel. for whom 
he toiled while the latter was doing 
Maryland publicity, in an incidental wav 
bared that he did all right by himself 
during the conflict with the Nazis. Jack, 
who was a regular halfback on Clark 
Shaughnessy's 1942 eleven, evidently ran 
his own interference in battle. 

\s he said in his letter. "I picked up a 
few souvenirs in my travels, the Silver 
Star, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart with 
two clusters, four campaign stars and two 
Presidential Unit citations. 

Jack, who hopes to be home in Jan- 
uary, also let it be known that Barbara 
Crane, '45 (Tri Delt I is the future Mrs. 
Mier. 

Lieut. Fielding Lewis Mitchell, '35, son 
of Hanson Mitchell of Baltimore, former 
president of the Alumni Association in the 
Monumental City, is stationed in Point 
Barrow, Alaska. 

Capt. Al Ady, onetime Old Line la- 
crosse ace and campus leader, and public 
relations officer for Don-Ce-Sar AAF Hos- 
pital in St. Petersburg, Fla., is leaving the 
service to become city publicity manager 
there. 

Lieut. Sterling Kehoe, track star, who 
interrupted his college career to serve 
Uncle Sam, is an assistant camp athletic 
director in Germany. 

Lieut. Max Hunt. '43. football lineman 
and baseball pitcher, died of wounds in the 
Philippines on June 6, his mother reports 
from her home in Wysor, Pa. Max, modest 
and popular, was a member of ATO so- 
cial fraternity and ODK, national hono- 
rary fraternity. He was wounded in the 
battle for Davao. capital of Mindanao. 



Lieut. Myron L. Wolfson. '42. now is 
with the 3rd Army of Occupation in 
Rehling, Bavaria, Germany, after much 
service on the Western Front. He wears 
the Silver Star, Purple Heart, ETO rib- 
bon with four combat stars, Combat In- 
fantry Medal and Distinguished Unit rib- 
bon. He is a Sigma Chi. His father is 
Lieut.-Col. B. L. Wolfson. AGD, who 
wrote from Charlotte, \. C. about his son. 



Cpl. Arthur G. Phillips, sends word that 
he has left England to join the Army of 
Occupation in Germany. Before leaving 




Lieut. Jack Mier as he stepped for 
the Old Line eleven in 1942. 

the British Isles he ran into those old 
Maryland pals Sgt. Ted Mott. '43, and 
Lieut. Conrad Hohing, who now is back 
in the States. 

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Lieut. Hugh W. Wagner, graduate of 
Hyattsville High and the University, now 
is with the 14th AAF after having been 
a member of Gen. C. L. Chennault's "Fly- 
ing Tigers" in China. He has been in the 
service since 1942. 



Lieut, (j.g.) John P. Smith, Jr.. C.F. '39, 
now is with the 121st Naval Construction 
( Seabee ] Battalion on Saipan after hav- 
ing experienced three invasions. Lieut. 
Smith, who is the husband of Betty Hottel 
Smith, Education '40, was among those to 
go in on early waves at the Marshalls and 
Saipan and his battalion went in ahead of 
the Marines at Tinian to smooth the 
way for the landing. He has been in the 
service since July 19. 1943. and left the 
Pacific Coast for the invasion of the 
Marshalls in early January, 1944. Before 
entering the service he was with the W ar 
Department Engineers and spent nearly 
four years on the construction staff at the 
Washington Airport. His wife lives in 
Alexandria and his parents in Washington 
and South River, Md. 



Lieut. John D. Muncks. C.E. '39. has 
been serving in the Burma-India area for 
many months, being located in Calcutta 
much of the time. His wife, the former 



Sally Vaiden, '40 (AOPI) is working for 
the War Department and living in Alex- 
andria. John was a lacrosse goalie and 
Student Government Association presi- 
dent while at Marvland. 



Lieut. I j.g. I John Wright Williams, 
USNR, '42. after overseas duty, has re- 
ported at Little Creek. Ya., for instruction 
in mine warfare. He served 10 months 
aboard a minesweeper in the Mediterran- 
ean and took part in the invasions of Anzio 
and Southern France. His home is in 
Salisbury and his wife is the former Anna 
Marie Coddington of Friendsville. Md. 
1 1c was employed by the Fuller Construc- 
tion Co.. in Washington before entering 
the service. 

* * * 

Lieut. Tom Galbreath writes he is on 
detached duty from Yuma. Ariz.. Air Base. 
and with Air Transport Command flying 
B-29s from the Atlantic Coast to midwest 
fields. He says he has flown over most of 
the United States and circled the Col- 
lege Park campus on several trips. 

Marine Major Frank S. Iloffecker. Jr.. 
'35, recently was presented with the Air 
Medal for "meritorious acts" as a flight 
leader in action against Japanese on the 
Marshalls from July 9, 1944, to January 
15. 1945. He has been in the service since 
May 6, 1941. He now is commanding a 
unit of the 9th Marine Aircraft Wing 
stationed at Cherry Point. N. C. His wife 
and young daughter live at Rock Hall, Md., 
and his parents at Sparrows Point. 



Lieut.-Col. Ben B. Shrewbridge, Arts and 
Sciences, '38, has just received a quad 
ruple award. Now a staff representative to 
the Director of Intelligence. United States 
Group Control Council, he formerly was 
the American C. O. of the joint U. S.J 
British G 2 Documents Section of Supreme 
Headquarters. A. E. F. For his work with 
SHAEF he was awarded the Legion of 
Merit and the Bronze Star. The French 
Government awarded him the Croix de 
Guerre with Star, and Great Britain award- 
ed him their coveted decoration. The 
Most Excellent Order of the British Em- 
pire. Including the ETO ribbon with 
five campaign stars, Lieut.-Col. Shevv- 
bridge now has seven awards. His wife, the 
former Carolyn Crum of Frederick, live 
in Baltimore. 

This information was provided by Capt. 
Harold W. Smith. Agriculture '38. who 
wrote from Germain . 



Old Liners are helping Uncle Sam efficiently in every phase of service 



Capt. Mclvin W. Borden. Maryland 
grad from Jarrettsvillc. Md., recently was 
assigned to chief surgeon of the Head- 
quarters Squadron of the 1 3th AAF in 
the Philippines. Previously lie had been 
stationed on many jungle islands in the 
Pacific, including Admiralty and New 
Guinea. He has three campaign stars and 
has been authorized to war the Philippine 
Liberation ribbon. His wife. Edith S. Bor- 
den, lives in Jarrettsville and his mother in 

Baltimore. 

* * # 

DR. T. R. GOUGH, - 99, Kappa Alpha 
fraternity, who came to the University from 
Budd's Creek. Charles County. Md.. is 
practicing medicine in Frederick. 

* * » 

2ND LIEUT. FREDERICK B. WAR 
DER. JR., A.B. '43, Theta Chi. son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Warder of Derussey Park 
way. Chevy Chase, Md., wounded in ac 
tion in Luxembourg, is in an English hos- 
pital. 

A letter from Mrs. Yerabell Bovd re- 
lates that her husband, LIEUT. DON- 
ALD M. BOYD, served overseas as an 
executive officer in the 69th Division. 

While a student at the University 
Lieut. Boyd was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa and Sigma Alpha Omicron frater- 
nities, a cadet lieutenant-colonel in the 
ROTC. and a member of the Pershing 
Rifles. He received his commission in the 
Infantry at Fort Benning, Ga., in Decem- 
ber, 1943. 

Mrs. Boyd is making her home at 3015 
North Military Road, Arlington, Va. 

LIEUT. BILL NOLTE, Baeteriologv, 
B.S. '3", M.S. '39, of 5010 Illinois Ave.. 
Washington, D. C, is stationed at a gen- 
eral hospital in Sissoune, France. He is 
the father of a daughter, Patricia Ann, 
born April 12. 

* * * 

LIEUT. CONRAD YOCUM, Botany 
'41-'42 (graduate school) of Catonsville. 
Md.. relates the story of his travels 
from Dusseldorf into Czechoslovakia. He 
wrote from Bamberg, Germany, where he 
was helping get the Germans straightened 
out after the conquest. CAPT. BOB 
RAPPLEYE, Botany '41, was with an- 
other nearby regiment, holding the same 
position as himself, namely S-2. but is 

home now . 

* « * 

LIEUT. JOHN F. WORDEN, Engi- 
neering, '41, long held one of the most 
responsible positions at the Algiers base in 
the North African Division, Air Trans- 




CAPT. MELVIN W. BORDEN 

port Command. As Senior Navigation 
and Briefing Officer, he supervised the 
briefing of flight crews as to size of field, 
navigation procedures, radio aids, and other 
pertinent information. 

CAPT. ROBERT MANDELBERG, 

Engineering, '40'42, a pilot with the Air 
Transport Command .Base in Assam In- 
dia, was awarded the Distinguished Flying 
Cross for meritorious achievement in fly- 
ing 300 hours over the treacherous hump 
between India and China. 

GEORGE C. PENDLETON, B.S. '42, 
Commerce, Theta Chi, of Chevy Chase, 
Md., was promoted to Major while sta- 
tioned -at headquarters of the 3rd Bomb 
Division of the 8th Air Force. 

ROBERT B. STEELE, Education. '42. 
Phi Sigma Kappa, of Collmgsdale, was 
promoted to the rank of captain while 
his unit was on its way to attack Iwo 
Jima. Steele, a veteran of Kwajalein, was 
wounded in the first day's fighting on Sai- 
pan, and received the Purple Heart. 

LIEUT. CHESTER C. WESTFALL, 
JR., '41 '43. Agriculture, Snow Hill. Md"., 
recently wed VIRGINIA L. HANCOCK. 
'41 -'42, Agriculture, Bcrwyn. Md. 

Gallantrv in action earned the Silver 
Star for SECOND LIEUT. DAVID M. 
SHERLINE, '37-39, Commerce. Bethes- 
da. Md., at Ostiglia, Italy. 

A direct hit from anti-aircraft fire re- 
ceived during an attack upon a fern' ter- 



minal, seriously wounded Lieut. Sherline 
and his co pilot. 

"After being revived and receiving first 
aid for his wound, Lieut. Sherline again 
took over the controls. 

CHARLES M. DODSON, B.S. '42, 
Zoology, of Mount Airy, Md.. who mar- 
ried Ruth Eisenbaugh of Baltimore. Md., 
in September, 1943, reports the birth of 
a son January 16, 1945. Dodson is with 
the Engineering Department of the U. S. 
Navy (civilian), and is stationed at the 
Glenn Martin plant. 

A note from OLIVE JEAN SMITH, 
'44, Alpha Xi Delta, now Mrs. Lloyd 
James Brown of Baltimore. Md., an- 
nounces the birth of a son, Lloyd Wilson 
Brown, on April 18. Mr. Brown, who 
fought with the 7th Army in Germany, 
was an ASTP student at Mankind. 

LOUISE GARDINER. A.B. '40. who 
in June. 1942, married Seymour B. Payne, 
Chief Photographers' Mate, U.S.N.R., re- 
ports the birth of a son, William Hand 
Payne, on March 29. 1945. The Paynes 
live at 4917 Crescent St.. Washington. 

LIEUT. JACK HOYERT, B.S. '43. 
Agronomy, Beltsville, Md., convalesced 
in England from wounds received on the 
Western Front with Patton's Army. He 
has been awarded the Purple Heart and the 
Oak Leaf Cluster. 

* * * 

CAPT. JORDAN SEXTON, '37-'41, 
Education, Kappa Alpha, "1 Dunkirk Rd.. 
Baltimore, was awarded the Silver Star for 
leadership which inspired a Marine rifle 
company to stem a Jap counter-attack on 
Guam despite inadequate artillery support. 
Lieut. Sexton, a veteran of Guadalcanal 
and Bougainville, before a recent furlough, 
was stationed on Russell and Emirau 
Islands. 

S SGT. SAMUEL M. LANE, who was 
attending the University when he entered 
the Army in April, 1943, now a radio 
operator and gunner on a B-17, won the 
Oak Leaf Cluster for outstanding service 
during bombing attacks on Germany. 

* * * 

JEAN L. CISSEL, '41. Alpha Omicron 
Pi. and Lieut. -Col. Earl S. Willis, AUS, of 
Cleveland, were married February 3. 

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BEATRICE FENNELL, '40, Alpha 
Omicron Pi, and Harold G. Hightowcr. 
were married January 2 5. 

( See Old Liners, page 8 ) 



Non-resident fees 
are out for Vets 

The University will collect only resident 
tuition fees from Maryland war veterans at- 
tending at Government expense instead 
of levying both resilent and non-resident 
fees, President Byrd has announced. 

The University charges a SI 2 5 resident 
fee and 514^ nonresident assessment. 

While the Government pays the fees 
under the GI Bill of Rights, Dr. Byrd said 
the Board of Regents had learned that 
money veterans received for tuition would 
be deducted from any subsequent bonus. 

"This meant that if the veterans ever 
received a bonus — and undoubtedly they 
will — they'd be charged for their educa- 
tion." Dr. Byrd explained. 

Agrees With Complainant 

He said the practice of charging both 
fees had been general at all State tax- 
supported colleges and universities. The 
policy was approved by the Veterans Ad- 
ministration. He declared, because land 
grant colleges and State universities, whose 
tuition fees generally were much lower 
than the actual cost of education, wanted . 
some financial adjustment to put them on 
an equitable basis with privately endowed 
institutions. 

Dr. Byrd's announcement followed a 
complaint by Arch Stafford, national sec- 
retary of the American War Dads, that tax- 
supported schools were "profiteering on 
war veterans" by charging them double 
tuition fees. 

"He's absolutely right, and the Board of 
Regents at the University of Maryland 
has gone on record as opposing the prac- 
tice." Dr. Byrd said, adding: 

"At least one other American university, 
Purdue, also has gone on record as being 
opposed to it. In the case of Maryland 
there probably will be a refund of non- 
resident fees paid by veterans last year." 

Special Plans Are Made 

The University, too. has made special 
preparations for ex-service men and wo- 
men. Eight of these carefully planned ar- 
rangements are: 

1. Those who have had some college 
training may resume their educational work 
with such additional credit as their mili- 
tary experience or study in the armed 
forces may warrant. 

2. Those who have graduated from 
high school, but who have not been to 




1st Lieut. Henry P. Dantzig, '39 (left) is serving with the 19th Weather 
Squadron at the station at Sharjah, Trucial Oman, in the southeastern part 
of Sadi Arabia. Here he is studying a weather map with Sgt. William Hen- 
derson of Milwaukee, Wis. He previously had served at Benghazi, Libya. His 
wife, Mildred, lives at 2109 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Tobias Dantzig in College Park. 



college, may enter the regular freshman 
classes, unless placement tests show, on 
the basis of experience, they are capable 
of taking more advanced work. 

3. Tests are arranged to determine the 
kind of special work for which a man or 
woman may be best suited and the level 
at which he or she may begin work. 

May Take Entrance Tests 

4. Entrance tests arc provided for the 
younger members of the armed forces, both 
men and women, who have not fully com- 
pleted their high school programs, which 
may be used for admission to the Univer- 
sity freshman curriculums. 

5. The University and the Public 

School System, in cooperation, are or- 
ganizing a division of specialized training 
of less than college grade in agriculture, 
mechanics, electricity, and other subjects, 
for those not prepared to do regular uni- 
versity work. 

6. The University offers veterans, men 
and women, an opportunity to take part 
in all student activities: intercollegiate and 
intramural athletics, glee clubs, student 
publications, fraternities, various special 
clubs, and the general social life of the 
University. 



~. A counseling division has been or- 
ganized in cooperation with the Veterans' 
Administration. It includes a representative 
of that agency, the Dean of Men, Dean 
of Women, a member of the University 
faculty, the Director of Admissions, and 
the head of the department in which the 
student is taking work 

Advisers help to create a friendly, co- 
operative educational program that will 
prove of practical value to the ex-service 
man or woman who earnestly desires to 
prepare for a responsible place in life. 

S. The program of studies is such than 
returned veterans may remain in the Uni-I 
versity during the summer, if they wish 
to complete their college programs in the 
shortest possible time, consistent with 
their objectives, ability, and health. 



Cottcrman now Captain 

Harold F. Cotterman, Jr., son of the 
assistant dean of the College of Agricul- 
ture, has been promoted to captain in thd 
Air Corps. He is in the South Pacific. 




Spacious Armory, handsome and well equipped new home of the Military Department. The building is a 280 x 160 
foot brick structure with fluorescent lights and in addition to a huge drill floor, contains a modern rifle range, mo- 
tion picture projection room, class rooms for military instruction, storerooms and a lounge. 



Dorothy H. Foerester 
is medical officer 

While Maryland men have been con- 
spicuous in all branches of the armed 
forces they have not stolen all the glory 
from the women gracls of the University. 

One of the latest coeds to climb the 
service ladder is Dorothy II. Foerester, '42, 
College of Education, who recently was 
commissioned a second lieutenant in the 
Army Medical Corps. 

She now is at Fort Devens, Mass., for 
more training as a physical therapist, or 
PT, and after that will lie assigned to an 
Army general hospital. 

Previously Dorothy attended the phys- 
ical therapy school at O'Reilly General 
Hospital at Springfield. Mo., and later took 
clinical work at England General Hospital 
at Atlantic City. N. J. 

\N hile at Maryland Dorothy was a 
member of Sigma Kappa, of which she was 
treasurer during her senior year, and of 
Sigma Tau Epsilon. women's athletic fra- 
ternity, of which she was secretarv-treasurer. 



University and Navy complete plans 

for exchange of research facilities 



Plans have been completed for "scien- 
tific co-operation" between the University 
and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory under 
construction along Paint Branch in Mont 
gomery and Prince Georges Counties. The 
arrangement is expected to make the Uni- 
versity an important physics and electricity 
research center. 

The tie-up, as outlined by Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, University president, in a letter to 
Capt. W. G. Schindler, in charge of the 
laboratory, will permit graduate students 
at the University to work in the naval 
project while scientists attached to the 
laboratory will have an opportunity to con- 
tinue their training at the University. 

In his letter Dr. Byrd pointed out that 
the Navy scientists will be able to avail 
themselves of the facilities of some of the 
laboratories to be constructed in the $3,- 
00U.000 engineering and aeronautical sci- 
ence plant which the University is about 
to erect, with the aid of a gift from Glenn 
L. Martin. 

These laboratories, according to Dr. 
Byrd, should afford possibilities for the 
solution of problems that will not be avail- 



able at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory. 

"'Brilliant young scientists in the fields 
of physics and electricity that the Navy- 
will bring to Maryland to work in its lab- 
oratory should thus get an opportunity to 
take a minor in related fields and to obtain 
their doctors' degrees while serving the 
Government in research projects.'' Dr. 
Byrd said. 

"On the other hand, the Navy plant 
will provide University scientists with op- 
portunities for research in physics and elec- 
tricity beyond anything now available in 
the world." 

Dr. Byrd explained that arrangements 
will be made under which credit toward 
advanced degrees will be given for work 
done in the Naval Laboratory, "while 
some Navy problems arc pretty sure to be 
developed m the related University labor- 
atories." 

In replying to Dr. Byrd's letter Capt. 
Schindler expressed gratification at "this 
evidence that our close neighbor, the Uni- 
versity of Man land, joins with us in the 
program designed to guarantee the security 
of this country." 



Death of Prof. Creese 
will grieve Alumni 

Countless alumni all over the globe, 
particularly of the Engineering College, 
will be grieved to bear of tbc death of 
Prof. Myron (Mike) Creese, who died at 
his home in College Park on July 30. He 
bad not been in good health for some time, 
but carried on his duties in the Electrical 
Engineering Department. 

"Mike," as the boys fondly called him 
among themselves, was an able and ex- 
acting teacher whom the students appre- 
ciated more and more as the years went by 
in the outside world. It took some time 
for some of them to fully realize that 
he had only their interest at heart. 

At University Since 1907 

Prof. Creese, who was 62, was a native 
of Red Rock, Pa., went to the University 
sity of Maryland in 1907 as an instructor. 
He had been head of his department since 
1921. 

He was graduated from Pennsylvania 
State College in 190S with the degree of 
bachelor of science and won the degree 
of electrical engineer in 190S. 

During the World War he was a lieu- 
tenant m the Army Signal Corps and 
served as an instructor in the radio schools 
at College Park and New Haven, Conn. 

Prof. Creese was a member of the 
American Institute of Electrical Engi- 
neers, National Society of Professional En- 
gineers, Society for the Promotion of En- 
gineering Education and was a registered 
professional engineer in Maryland. 

Member Of Honor Groups 

He also was a member of the honorary 
fraternities of Phi Kappa Phi and Tau 
Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity. 

He was a past master of the Masonic 
Lodge in Hyattsville, Md., and active in 
civic affairs. 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jean 
Dempsey Creese, also of Pennsylvania, 
and a sister, Mrs. F. J. Kellogg, Nowata, 
Okla. 

Funeral services were conducted by the 
Rev. Nathaniel Acton of St. Andrews 
Episcopal Church of College Park. Burial 
was at Union City, Pa. 



DR. GEWEHR AIDS U. S. 

Dr. Wesley Gewehr, head of the his 
ton- department, has left the University 
to serve Uncle Sam. He's officiating over 
American history departments he helped 
set up in Shrivenham, England, and Fon- 
tainebleau, France. 



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PROF. MYRON CREESE 



OLD LINERS — Continued from page 5 

LIEUT. H. W. BRANCH, '36*37, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph W. Branch of 
1732 Twentieth St., N.W., Washington, 
D. C, was reported killed November 30 
over Lcipsig, Germany. Lieut. Branch had 
been in the service about four years. His 
widow, Mrs. Helen C. Branch, and a one- 
year-old daughter live in Barbados, B. W. I. 



ESTHER ELIZABETH BUNDY, Bus. 
& Pub. Ad. '42-'45, College Park, Md., 
became the bride of JAMES WADE 
DORSETT, JR., U.S.N. R.. radio tech 
nician, Eng. '41 '44. of Goldsboio, N. C 
June IS. Mrs. Dorsett is a member of 
Kappa Delta sorority and Mr. Dorsett be- 
longs to Kappa Alpha fraternity. 



Sp. A. 1/c HERBERT GUNTHER, 
U.S.N.R., B.S. '43, of Baltimore. Md., 
and Winona Ruth Anderson, U.S.N.R., 
Pharmacist's Mate 2/c, stationed at Cor- 
ona, Calif., were married June 10. 



George Edward Foss, Jr., of Relay, 
Md., recently received from Brig. -Gen. 
T. B. Catron acting commander of the 
Third Service Command, the Silver Star 
posthumously awarded his son, Pfc. Ken 
neth E. Foss, Engineering '43, who was 
killed in action in France on October 2, 
1944. The award came from gallantry in 
action on September 22, 1944, in the 
rescue of wounded men while under in- 
tense mortar fire. Kenneth was a member 
of Delta Sigma Phi. 



Buildings will cost 
nearly six million 

Buildings and expansion plans of the 
University provide for construction of 17 
buildings and facilities, for additions to 
two present buildings and for remodeling 
and general repairing of others on the 
College Park campus and at the Baltimore 
and Princess Anne College branches. The 
cost will be approximately $6,000,000. 

New structures planned include build- 
ings for aeronautical engineering, physics, 
chemistry, agriculture, girl day-students 
and activities, dormitories for men and 
women, swimming pool and general class- 
rooms at College Park; a Psycopathic Hos- 
pital and Fire College and Fire Extension 
Service at Baltimore, and dormitories, din- 
ing hall, kitchen, laundry, barns, and fac- 
ulty cottages at Princess Anne College. 
An athletic field with stands also will be 
built at Princess Anne. 

Helps At Three Points 

The program also provides for con- 
verting, through extensive remodeling, of 
the former NYA building into an Agri- 
cultural Engineering Building, for adding 
a twelfth floor to the Hospital in Balti- 
more and for enlarging the College Park 
heating plant, dining hall and girls' gym- 
nasium and field house. A general repair 
program also is slated. 

'The State Department of Public Works 
has authorized the expenditure of $4,332,- 
000 in State funds and the Glenn L. 
Martin Company, Baltimore aeroplane 
manufacturers, contributed $1,500,000 
for the aeronautical engineering building. 

Offers Big Opportunity 

Along with the building an endowment 
of $200,000 for the Martin Aeronatical 
Research Foundation is being established. 
The Martin project is expected to result 
in the largest single advancement in the 
history of ' the University. The Martin 
gift is said to be the largest of its kind 
ever presented to a University and the ob- 
jectives of the whole program far surpass 
anything in the field of research and higher 
education in aeronautical engineering. 
World-wide attention will be attracted to 
the work at College Park. 



ARCHERY STAR TEACHES 

Jean Tenney, assistant professor of wo- 
men's physical education, won the national 
archery championship in 1937 and 1938. 
She's from Hagerstown. 



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Gen. Bob Young, '22, now in command 

of Military District of Washington 



Brig. Gen. Robert N. Young. '22, is 
commanding general of the Military Dis 
tnct of Washington. His appointment fol 
lowed his return home, after the surrender 
of Germany, from the European front 
where he played a gallant role as assistant 
commander of the noted 3d Infantry 
Division. He was awarded the French Le- 
gion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the 
Silver Star. 

Bob was president of the Student As- 
sembly in his senior year at Maryland, 
honor student in military, later was a 
member of the RO'I'C staff, and his daugh- 
ter. Connie, will be a sophomore at Col- 
lege Park this fall. A native Washington 
ian. he came to Maryland from Tech 
High. 

While on the ROTC staff at Maryland 
about a decade ago as a first lieutenant Bob 
served under the now Lieut. Gen. Alvin C. 
Gillem (then Major i, who was decorated 
for meritorious service on the Western 
Front in Germany, in which he was in on 
the final drive. Gen. Gillem (still "Ma 
jor'" to his friends ) . was entertained at Col- 
lege Park on his return from Europe. 

Another member of that staff. Col. 
Prank Ward, now is a College Park resi- 
dent, living at the old Phi Sig house. It 
was the Wards who were hosts to Gen. 
Gillem and the "gang" at the homecoming 
party. 

Gen. Gillem. incidentally, has two 
Maryland products as his aides. Col. Harry 
Hasslinger and Mai. Bill Needham, the 
former editor of the year book. The Ter- 
rapin, and the latter editor of The Dia- 
mondback, the school paper. 



Burslem and Gray visit 

Lieut. Bill Burslem. USN. '33, and 
Lieut. Frank Gray, USA, '43, were recent 
visitors to the College Park campus. Burs 
lem was shifting from Jacksonville N \S 
to Kansas and Gray had just returned from 
Germany. He served under Gen. Patton 
and was one of the first to cross the Rhine. 




BRIG-GEN. ROBERT N. YOUNG 



He misses homecoming 

Clifton E. Fuller of Cumberland, who 
played football for Maryland back in the 
early 189(J's, writes that he sadly missed 
Homecoming Day last year and hopes that 
there will be one this season. He entered 
M. A. C. in the fall of 1892, the first 
season the Old Liners had officiallv had 
an eleven. 





COL. HARVEY L. MILLER 

Better known as "Heinie", whose re- 
turn to Maryland is sure to be good 
news to the alumni. 



Col. Miller returning 
to play dual role 

Col. Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller. U. S. 
\1. C, will return to the University 
shortly after September 1 5 to take charge 
of athletic publicity and be head coach 
of boxing. 

Col. Miller, who has been on contin- 
uous active duty since November 1. 1940, 
returned from the Pacific recently. He is 
a veteran of World War I. prior to which 
he saw service in Cuba, China, the Philip- 
pines, Nicaragua and Mexico. Col. Miller 
was boxing coach at the University prior 
to entering the service in 1941). 

Col. Miller's service career, which 
began in April of 1906, has been contem- 
poraneous with activities in boxing and in 
the publicity field. He coached Maryland's 
ring squads in 193", 1938, 1939 and 
1940, producing Man land's first two 
Southern Conference boxing teams in 1937 
and 1939. 

Had Some Real Stars 

Membership of these squads included 
Benny Alperstein, thrice Conference 
champion and twice National champion. 
as well as Conference champions Ivan 
Nedovetsky, Tom Birmingham. Newton 
Cox and Frank Cronin. All went into the 
service. 

For main years Col. Miller refereed col- 
legiate, professional and amateur bouts. 

The District of Columbia Boxing Com- 
mission's first executive secretary (1934 
1940). Col. Miller also was successively. 
vice-president, president, and executive sec- 
retary of the National Boxing Association. 

Was Champ In Navy 

In his early days, while in the Navy, Col. 
Miller was interservice bantamweight 
champion, feather and light weight cham- 
pion of the Far East. He later trained and 
coached many of the better service boxers. 
He was also player-manager with several 
fleet championship ball teams. 

lie also once was sports editor of a 
Washington paper and editor of Our Navy. 

Boxing at Man land is to be not only 
an intercollegiate major sport, but also a 
part of the physical training program, com- 
pulsory for all freshmen and sophomores. 
The varsitv teams will be selected from 
students in the physical training pro- 
gram beginning with their sophomore year. 



Keeping sports functioning during war, 

Old Liners in position for full list 



Man land carried on competition in 
football, baseball, boxing and basket ball 
for tbe duration despite a lack of ma- 
terial and doubtless will go back to la- 
crosse, track, tennis and other pastimes by 
the time spring rolls around. However, 
baseball was on an informal basis and the 
schedules in boxing and basket ball were 
below standard. 

Having to depend altogether on civilian 
talent and that young or 4 F and mostly 
inexperienced, not having any Navy V-12s 
upon which to call as was the case at many 
schools, none of the teams stood out and 
each won only a small percentage of its 
contests. 

H. Burton Shipley, who coaches varsity 
basket ball and baseball and helps in phys- 
ical education, is the only one of the old 
clan of the athletic staff who is func- 
tioning. "Ship" was a little to old for the 
service this time, having done his bit in 
the previous war. He now is completing 
his 21st year as an Old Line coach. He 
has been acting as athletic director and 
looking after the details incidental to start- 
ing football practice. 

Eppley Uncertain About Return 

Col. Geary (Swede) Eppley, athletic- 
director, dean of men and track coach, 
also in War I, and Capt. Jack Faber, bac- 
teriologist and lacrosse mentor, are nearby 
but pay only social visits to the campus. 
Eppley is at the War College and Faber 
at Walter Reed Hospital, both in Wash- 
ington. 

Eppley hopes to return to his old duties 
in the near future, but has no definite 
idea when he will be released from the 
Army. He has been in the service since 
March 6, 1941. 

Heagy Is Too Busy 

Al Heagy, who usually coaches freshman 
basket ball and helps with lacrosse, is too 
busy with his work in the Chemistry De- 
partment to give much time to athletics. 
He tutored the last varsity lacrosse team in 
1942 that won eight of nine games and lost 
by a single point to Navy and sent a squad 
of stickmen through drills last spring, 
looking to the resumption of the pastime. 

Dr. Spears, who is leaving as told in an- 
other story, was at Mankind two years, 
and the others on the enhanced physical 
education staff were engaged only for the 
duration and it is not known how many, 
if any, will remain at the University after 
the 1945-46 term. 




H. BURTON SHIPLEY 

Basket ball and baseball coach who 
has been acting as athletic director. 



Heagy family now even 
as daughter arrives 

Al Heagv, '30, football, basket ball and 
lacrosse luminary in his undergraduate days 
and now an efficient member of the Chem- 
istry Department staff, has evened up his 
family. Young Al, who is 3 years old, has 
been joined by Elizabeth Ann, named for 
her mother. The Heagys have not an- 
nounced their intention of breaking the 
"tie." Mrs. Heagy is the former Eliza- 
beth Cover, who was a member of the 
Universitv clerical staff for several years. 



Cox boxing with Conn, 
sees Billy as champ 

Major Newton Cox, Old Liner who 
won the Southern Conference fistic cham- 
pionship at 165 pounds in 1939, his senior 
year at Maryland, has been boxing with 
Billy Conn in Germany. 

Cox, who staged fully 50 sessions with 
the No. 1 challenger for Joe Louis' heavy- 
weight crown, predicts Conn will con- 
quer the champ when they meet, which 
mav be in the not distant future. 



Dr. Spears to enter 
Medical practice 

When this was written, Dr. H. C. Byrd, 
president of the University, with fond 
memories of his football days as player and 
mentor, was looking for a head coach and 
physical education director to replace Dr. 
Clarence W. (Doc) Spears, who resigned 
to enter the practice of medicine. Dr. 
Spears served two years. 

Spears said he definitely was through 
with football, college or professional, and 
would devote his whole attention to the 
practice of medicine. He said he probably 
would go out West, although he hadn't 
decided which of two attractive proposi- 
tions offered him he would accept. 

"I've been wanting to get out of coach- 
ing for several years but just couldn't make 
up my mind to give up the game," he said. 

Had Some Spring Practice 

Spears had a squad of some 25 playing 
football at Maryland in the spring but it 
was informal practice, he said. The group 
was made up of boys who elected football 
in a physical education program requiring 
them to participate in some sport. Out of 
the entire group he saw only one back 
who seemed to be potential varsity ma- 
terial, he said. 

Spears earned a national coaching repu- 
tation at Dartmouth and Minnesota and 
also coached at Wisconsin and Toledo. At 
Maryland he also headed the health pro- 
gram and was in charge of the Infirmary. 

Dr. Byrd agreed with Spears that the 
opportunity to make a change appeared too 
advantageous to pass up for a coaching 
berth even though "it leaves us in a hole." 

Walton Is New Line Coach 

Maryland has a new line coach in 
Frank (Tiger) Walton, former star Pitt 
lineman, who has been playing with the 
Washington Redskins for a number of 
years. He played under Doc Sutherland 
at Pitt and is familiar with his system as 
well as the "T" which the Redskins used 
last season. 

He will continue to play pro football 
but will not let this interfere with his 
coaching of the Old Liners. 

Walton probably won't find any one of 
the Maryland squad as hefty as he is as 
he stands 5 feet 11 and scales 235 pounds. 



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Maryland's 9-game football schedule Not over 15 Gridmen 

should provide interesting campaign from 1944 to return 



While Maryland's 9-game football sched- 
ule is below prewar standard and not the 
type that is planned for the future, it cer- 
tainlv will provide plenty of opposition and 
has many interesting angles. 

Guilford and Merchant Marine Academy 
arc entirely new to the Maryland list; Wil- 
liam and Mary is being played for the first 
tune since 1905; South Carolina hasn't 
been met since 1929; Richmond was last 
faced in 1938; West Virginia has been en- 
gaged for the past two seasons; Virginia 
Tech. first met in 1897 and an annual 
foe for 1" years from 1920, is back after 
a lapse since 1936, while Virginia and V. 
M. I. arc perennials. 

Marks Debut of Byrd 

Curley Byrd, 17-year-old newcomer to 
football then and now Maryland's prexy, 
was on the 1905 eleven that licked Wil- 
liam and Mary, 17-0. It was Maryland x\g- 
rk ultural College at that time. 

\n interesting angle to the Virginia 
Tech, V. M. I. and Virginia games is the 
tightness of the series. The Old Liners and 
Virginia Tech stand 11 -all, never having 
played a tie. Maryland tops V. ML I. 11-0, 
with two deadlocks, and is even with Vir- 
ginia at 9-9 and a pair of standoffs. 

Mankind leads Richmond, 6 3, with two 
tics, but after winning in 1907 and 1908, 
the Spiders failed to register a point in the 
next eight games, their best being two 
scoreless affairs. They, however, scored a 
stunning 19-6 upset in 1938. 

South Carolina has won three of four 
games as an intermittent opponent. Mary- 
land lost to West Virginia, 2-6, in 1943, 
and got a 6-6 tie last season. Previously 
West Virginia had beaten Maryland State, 
27-0, in 1919. 

Virginia Tech Is Powerful 

Virginia Tech, after summer practice, 
was rated the hottest squad in the Old 
Dominion, and all of the other eight rivals 
doubtless will be able to provide an un- 
certain Maryland outfit plenty of trouble. 

It is entirely too early to speculate on 
what kind of material Maryland will have, 
although a number of last year's players 
should be available. 

The schedule has been revamped and 
the first two tilts will be staged at night. 




FRANK (TIGER) WALTON 

New line coach. 



Grid Information 

.September 28 — Guilford College, Col- 
lege Park at 8 P. M. 

October 6 — University of Richmond at 
Richmond. 

October 12 — U. S. Merchant Marine 
Academy, College Park at 8 P. M. 

October 20 — Virginia Polytechnic Insti- 
tute. Blacksburg. 

October 2" — University of West Vir- 
ginia, Morgantown. 

November 3 — William and Mary- Col- 
lege, College Park at 2 P. M. 

November 10 — Virginia Military Insti- 
tute, College Park at 2 P. M. 

November 24 — University of Virginia, 
Griffith Stadium, Washington, D. C, 2 
P. M. 

December 1 — University of South Car- 
olina, Columbia. 



Tickets for Guilford College, $1.80 in- 
cluding tax. All other home games, $2.40 
including tax. If tickets are ordered by 
mail 20 cents additional should be added 
to cover cost of registered postage. Until 
labor is more plentiful no seats will be re- 
served at College Park. All seats for the Vir- 
ginia game are reserved. 

For further information and reserva 
tions, write Athletic Board, Inc., Univer- 
sity of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. 
Phone Warfield 3800 — Extension 338. 



Mankind will have 15 members of last 
fall's football squad at most around which 
to build an eleven to play a tough nine 
game schedule. 

Six of the players arc Capital products, 
with Bob Troll, an ace back from Central, 
not being sure to return. Others arc Tom 
Chisari, back, from St. John's; Les Dab, 
end or guard, from Gonzaga, who cap 
tained the team last year; Sal Fasuca, from 
Bullis. who can play either guard or quar- 
terback; Louis Wilson, guard, from Wash- 
ington and Lee, and Walter Bamann, a 
little ball toter from Woodrow Wilson. 

Larry Cooper, big tackle; Sal Rosenthal, 
husky center; Frank Doory, tall end, anl 
Bill Eckhardt, a green back, hail from Bal- 
timore; Mike Zetts, tackle; Reno Conti- 
netti, guard, are from Pennsylvania and 
New York, respectively, and Charley Ryan, 
an able back, also comes from the Quaker 
State. 

Bill Greer, an unusually clever 145- 
pound back from Bel Air, and Les Smith 
from Bladensburg High, complete the left- 
overs. 

Although no head coach had been ob- 
tained, the Old Liners started toil Labor 
Day. 

II. Burton Shipley, basket ball and base- 
ball coach, acting as athletic director, made 
plans for the practice. 

* * * 

Charley Keller is back 
with New York Yanks 

Outfielder Charley (King Kong) Keller, 
Man land product who became a slugging 
celebrity for the New York Yankees, has 
rejoined the club after being in the service 
since December 21, 1943. He was an en- 
sign in the Merchant Marine and only re- 
cently returned from a trip abroad. 

The 1943 World Series against the St. 
Louis Cardinals was Keller's last baseball 
action. After two years on the Newark 
farm, he joined the Yanks in 1939 and 
took over a regular job. In five big league 
seasons, the Maryland grad compiled a life- 
time batting average of .294 and hit 122 
home runs. He participated in four World 
Series and two all-star games. 



Northrup is advanced 

Everett H. Northrup, '36, reference li- 
brarian at Colgate since 1942, has been 
named to the newly created position of 
assistant librarian. Before going to Col- 
gate he was assistant supervisor of the 
New York State -WPA Library Project. 



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NEWS 




Fire Service House 
to be ready in fall 

Ground was broken September 8th, for 
a new two-story fireproof brick building to 
house the Fire Service Extension Depart- 
ment of the Univerity at College Park. 
Facilities of the building will be open to all 
firemen ot the state and will be used for the 
volunteer firemen's short courses starting 
next fall. 

For construction of the 50 by 100 foot 
building, south of the Byrd stadium on the 
campus, S108.000 was appropriated from 
the state'* post-war building fund. The 
structure will include a 20 foot square 
5-story training tower, a smoke room for 
gas mask training, pumping units, and 
various other apparatus for training men 
in fire fighting. It will also house the local 
fire-fighting unit. 

Governor Herbert R. O'Conor and State 
Comptroller Millard B. Tawes were 
speakers at the ceremony, as was Dr. 
Harry C. Byrd, president of the Univer- 
sity. Philip Ryan, of Mount Rainier, presi- 
dent of the Maryland Volunteer Firemen's 
Association, broke ground for the building 
in the ceremony held in conjunction with 
the Prince Georges County Volunteer 
Firemen's Association meeting. 

Completion of the structure in about 6 
months will enable the University to pro- 
vide even better training and service to the 
215 volunteer fire departments of the 
state. The fire extension service of the 
University, started in 1938, held annual 
training schools before the war under 
Director James W. Just for some of the 
25,000 volunteer firemen. 
* * * 

Times haven't changed 

Edith Frothingham, known and admired 
by Maryland students of the past 25 
years, still is doer of difficult tasks for the 
University. "Let Edith do it" seems to be 
the slogan when there's something tough 
to handle. 

* * * 

Picture on cover 

In the picture on the front, Coach Paul 
Bryant (in rear) is running a team — he 
has no set first eleven — through one of his 
T-single wingback formations. 
In the picture, reading left to right, are: 
Front row: Bob Crosland, end; Mai 
Rosenthal, tackle; Jerry Smith, guard; 
Ed Schwarz, guard; Ralph Stewart, cen- 
ter, almost obscured by Larry Cooper, 
tackle, and Pat McCarthy, end. In the 
backfield are Charley Ryan, Vic Turyn 
(86), Harry Bonk and Red Poling (ex- 
treme outside I. All are newcomers to 
the squad except Rosenthal, Cooper and 
McCarthy. 




GEORGE E. FETTUS 



Alumnus of 1894 dies 

Dr. William Payson Richardson, Law 
School, '94, dean of the Brooklyn Law 
School since he founded that institution in 
1901, died recently at his home there. He 
was a native of Ohio. Dr. Richardson was 
the author of many text books and a 
member of many organizations and 
societies. 



Vol. XVII 



No. 5 



October, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 

W. H. (Bill) Hottel ■ Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md.. as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



Fettus is named head 
of program for vets 

George E. Fettus, former infantry 
major, has been appointed associate pro- 
fessor of phycholoby at the University and 
and charged with heading the institution's 
guidance program for returning veterans. 

In making announcement of the ap- 
pointment, acting dean of the College of 
Arts and Science, Dr. J. J. Pyle, cited 
Fettus' knowledge of veterans' outlook 
and his wide background of experience in 
declaring: 

"Fettus is able to offer intelligent guid- 
ance in the selection of fields of study, a s 
well as sympathetic counsel in persona 
problems. The guidance services are avail- 
ble to nonveterans as well as exservice men 
and women, for it is the desire of the Uni- 
versity administration to set up a perma- 
nent counselling agency which all students 
can consult if they so desire." 

Fettus, a graduate of the University in 
1927, also holds an advanced degree from 
Temple. He has had many years experi- 
ence as personnel director of the Valley 
Forge Military Academy. The guidance 
program he developed there received 
highest rating in the nationwide study of 
secondary' school standards in 1936-37. 



Two new men added 
to Extension Service 

Dr. T. B. Symons, dean and director of 
extension of the College of Agriculture, has 
announced the appointment of J. T. 
Kangas as assistant professor in the exten- 
sion service in charge of agricultural news, 
and of Edward W. Glazener as associate 
professor of poultry-. 

A graduate of the College of Agricul- 
ture at Cornell, Kangas had been assistant 
editor at New Hampshire University, and 
later in charge of the agricultural news 
service at Cornell. He comes to Maryland 
from the northeast regional office of the 
United States Department of Agriculture. 

Glazener, a native of the Tar Heel State 
was graduated from the North Carolina 
State, and did extension work for the 
college with farm Hock owners, hatchery- 
men and broiler producers. 

Last August, Glazener received the 
master of science degree from Maryland. 
In addition to extension work with poul- 
trymen of the State, he will conduct re- 
search in egg production, fattening of 
poultry and incubation. 




NAVY LT. DAVID JOHNSON 

• • • 



Lieut. Johnson figures 

in much Navy action a 

NAVY LIEUT. DAVID o. JOHNSON, 
Agriculture. '41, and editor of the Terra- 
pin of that year, lias been in the service 
since January, 1942, and in the thick of 
action much of the time. 

Right now he is chief engineer of the 
Destroyer Brush in Admiral Halsey's fleet 
off Tokyo which his ship joined in July 
of last year. His first real experience w-as at 
Casablanca where he went in with the 
first ship and he later saw duty off Sicily 
in the Italian invasion in trans-Atlantic 
trips. He wears four Eronze Stars and the 
Pacific and Philippines Liberation ribbons. 

He was a member of ATO and OCK, 
at Maryland. 

Dave married Libby Harrover, Arts and 
Sciences. '40, who won the women's 
Citizenship prize in her graduating year. 
She also was active in other affairs, being 
tapped for Mortar Hoard and served 
woman's editor of the Terrapin. Mrs. 
Johnson is living in College Park. 




MAJ. NELSON JOHN THOMAS 



Maryland men in important Asiatic jobs 



MAJ. NELSON JOHN THOMAS, 
Dental School, stationed at "An Ad- 
vanced Base in China", recently has been 
promoted from Captain. He has been over- 
seas since February, 1944, as dental officer 
of the Chinese-American Composite Air 
Wing which Hew B-25 Mitchell Bombers 
and P-51 Fighters. 

A former Baltimore dentist, his wife, 
Mrs. Katherine Thomas lives at 2812 St. 
Paul Street. He is a member of many 
organizations, including the Baltimore and 
State dental societies and the National 
Alumni of the University. 



LIEUT. COL. EDMUND D. 

BROYVER, '34, Arts and Sciences, '32, is 
in the Philippines with Maj. Gen. Fred- 
erick Galbreath's Army Service Command 
as the classification officer of the Adjutant 
General's Department. 

Previously Col. Brower was in New r Cale- 
donia where his services with headquarters 
of the South Pacific Base Command earned 
him the Bronze Star medal. Commissioned 
as a reserve officer in December, 1939, he 
went on active duty in Spetember, 1940, 
and went overseas in September of 1942. 
In the States he had been assigned to head- 
quarters of the Third Service Command, 
Fort George G. Meade. 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Brower, 
Lutherville, Md., he was graduated in 
1928 from Towson High and while at 



College Park was a member of Phi Delta 
Theta. 

His civilian employment was with the 
Savings Bank of Baltimore, and with the 
United States Employment Services. 



LIEUT, ((j.g.) ROBERT M. GOLD- 
MAN, USNR, of Baltimore, Law School 
grad, is being re-assigned from a cruiser in 
the Pacific on which he had served since 
February 23, 1943. 

He participated in the Treasury-Bou- 
gainville and Bismarck archipelago opera- 
tions, both battles of Kula Gulf, a carrier 
task force strike against the Japanese 
homeland, and the Saipan, Guam, Tinian, 
Philippines Liberation and Okinawa cam- 
paigns. 

His most memorable experience oc- 
curred the morning of July 13, 1943, when 
his crusier, her bow hlown off by a Japa- 
nese torpedo, limped into Tulagi harbor. 

Lieut. Goldman practiced law with his 
father's Baltimore firm before reporting 
for duty August 14, 1942. He is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. L. Edwin Goldman, 3812 
Fords Lane, Baltimore. His wife's home is 

in Pikesville. 

* * * 

LIEUT. COL. ELGIN W. SCOTT, 
JR., B.S. '39, Engineering, at present is 
the assistant Chief of Staff, A-4, Supply 
and Transportation, for a Bombardment 
Wing of the 5th Air Force. Prior to de- 



parture for overseas duty, Col. Scott com- 
pleted the Command and General Staff 
School at Fort Leaven worth, Kansas, and 
the Air Staff School in Orlando, Fla., New 
York and Washington. Col. Scott is a 
member of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

His wife, the former Frances Moskey 
(Tri-Delt), who also attended the Uni- 
versity, and daughter, 2, are living at 

Orange, Va. 

* * * 

2ND LIEUT. THOMAS F. LANS- 
DALE, son of Mr. Richard H. Lansdale, 
Sandy Springs now is in Manila assigned 
to the U. S. Army Forces Western Pacific. 
Lieut. Lansdale attended the University 
from 1938 to 1940. He entered the army in 
July, 1942, and has been overseas since 
November, 1944. 



LIEUT. HAROLD DILLON, Medical 
School, '43, is stationed at the ASF Re- 
gional Hospital at Fort Ord, Calif. He was 
a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi while at 
the University. His father, J. Dillon, lives 
at 3101 Wylie Street, Baltimore. 



Sidney Silverman, '3 1, wants his old 
Maryland friends and pals to know that he 
is located at 7 Jane Street, New York City, 
and still keeps very much in touch with 
the doings of the University. He was a 
member of Tau Epsilon Phi. 



Maj. Harry Dosch on Pacific duty three years 



MAJ. HARRY A. DOSCH, JR., Arts 

and Sciences, '37, now is serving as adju- 
tant-general of the 43d Infantry Division 
in the Philippines. He has been overseas 
just three years after having gone into the 
service at Fort Benning, in February, 

1941. He left overseas duty in October, 

1942, and was in Guadacanal, New Georgia 
and New Guinea before going to the Philip- 
pines. 

Maj. Dosch was aptain of the Band in 
his senior year, gaining a reserve commis- 
sion, was a member of the Roosbourg 
Club, on the Old Line staff and active in 
other campus affairs. 

Maj. Dosch married Lois Virginia Kemp 
(AOPI), who left Maryland in her junior 
year in 1940. Both are from Baltimore. 
Mrs. Dosch is living at Loch Arbor Gar- 
dens, in Alexandria, Va., with Mrs. John 
D. (Sally Vaiden) Muncks, wife of Lieut. 
Muncks, who is in India. 



LIEUT. COL. RALPH W. RUFFNER, 

'35, was the recipient of the Bronze Star 
for meritorius service while a special 
service officer in the Seine section of Paris. 
After leaving Maryland. Lt. Col. Ruffner 
got his masters degree at George Wash- 
ington and was teaching mathematics and 
English in the public schools in Washing- 
ton when he went into the service. His 
wife, Mrs. Margaret Ann Ruffner, lives in 
Niles, Mich. 



CAPT. FRANK HINES, JR., '33 of 
Chestertown, Md., is back in the States 
after three years in England, France, Bel- 
gium and Germany. He commanded 
Q. M. Company of the famous 29th Divi- 
sion. Capt. Hiies went into the service in 
February, 1941, and was sent overseas in 
September, 1942. He figured in D-day on 
Normandy. 

Capt. Hines (Sigma Phi Sigma), mar- 
ried Elizabeth Ann Eger of Toledo, Ohio, 
on July 3 last. She is a member of the Army 
Nurse Corps and now is stationed in 
Germany. 

Dr. Frank Hines, his father (Sigma 
Alpha Epislon) has been serving as chair- 
man of Selective Service Appeal Board No. 
1 on the Eastern Shore since 1940 and 
previously organized the Medical Depart- 
ment of Selective Service in Maryland. 



PAUL R. PEFFER, AAF, has been 
promoted from captain to major. Paul, 
who was graduated from the College of 




MAJ. HARRY DOSCH 



Arts and Sciences in 1938, was active in 
campus life, being president of ATO and 
vice-president of the Senior Class. He 
married Lois Kuhn (Kappa), Home Econo- 
mics '38. They are living in Bethesda, Md. 
Previously Paul had done a lot of flying 
over the "Hump" from India to China. 



LIEUT. JACK DITTMAR, varsity 
football tackle and all-American defense 
player in lacrosse in 1942, visited the 
campus recently. He had just returned 
from overseas. Jack took a peek at the KA 
house but found none of his pals there. 



DANIEL HUREWITZ, who was grad- 
uated from the Dental School in Baltimore, 
in 1943, now is a captain and dentist with 
the 19th Field Hospital in Iran. This 
announcement was made by the Persian 
Gulf Command Headquarters. He is a 
member of the American Dental Associa- 
tion and Signa Delta Epsilon fraternity. 
He took his pre-dental at New York U. 
His wife lives in Altoona, Pa., and his 
parents in Brooklyn. 



CAPT. SAMUEL MORRIS of Belmar, 
N. J., Dentistry, '38, who had been over- 
seas for 28 months, now is stationed at 
AAF Redistribution Station No. 1 at 
Atlantic City, N. J. He wears the new 
Medal Combat Badge, which is earned 



only by serving with an infantry element 
in combat area. He was transferred to the 
AAF after serving with the 145th and 
37th Infantry Divisions in the Solomons 
during the New Georgia and Bouganvllei 
campaigns. 

* * * 

HNS. IRYIN L. LEWIS, who attended 
Maryland from 1941 to 1943, is serving as 
general supply officer at the U. S. Naval 
Air Station at Kahului, T. H. He received 
his commission in the Naval Reserve in 
1943. His home is in Washington. 



Wedding Bells 

Two Maryland grads joined forces re- 
cently when Beth Harding, a graduate of 
the School of Nursing, and Dr. Arthur 
Fletchall Woodward, who got degrees both 
at College Park and in the Medical School 
in Baltimore, were wed recently at historic 
Christ Church at Irvington, Va. Mrs. 
Woodward, also a graduate of Madison 
College, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
F. L. Harding, of Kilmarnock, Va. Dr. 
Woodward (Phi Delta Theta), son of 
Judge and Mrs. C. W. Woodward of Rock- 
ville, Md., is an assistant on the staff of the 
Garfield Hospital in Washington. 

Dr. Woodward was a letterman in base- 
ball and basket ball while at College Park. 
* * * 

Harriet Whitson, Home Economics, '43, 
(Tri-Delt) was married on July 22 to 
Navy Lieut. Derry O. Moll in Lake Grove, 
N. Y. Lt. Moll was a survivor of the Luce 
which was sunk off the coast of Okinawa. 
Lieut. Moll and Mrs. Moll now are in San 
Francisco. 



Engagements 



Announcement has been made of the 
engagement of Lieut. Orlando Ridout. I\" 
'43, to Elizabeth Lawton of Washington. 
Lieut. Ridout was promoted to first lieu- 
tenant while on Okinawa and now is 
serving as staff intelligence officer of the 
74th battalion there. Miss Lawton is a 
graduate of American University and 
assistant artist of the Journal of theJ 
National Education Association. 
* * * 

Sally Shapire of Chicago, Arts and 
Sciences, '41, has announced her engage- 
ment to Lieut. Bill Isaacs who is stationed 
at Fort McClellan, Ala. They plan to wed 
in February. 



Maj. Hughes receives fwo decorations 
for heroism in Philippines invasions 



MAJ. FRED J. HUGHES, JR., '40, 
recently returned from the Philippines 
where he made a distinguished record on 
Gen. Douglas McArthur's staff. He was 
decorated with the Silver Star and Bronze 
Star and the Purple Heart. 

Maj. Hughes spent 26 months in the 
South Pacific. He landed in Australia and 
saw action in the New Guinea campaign, 
the Admiralty Islands and Bonin before 
going to the Philippines. He caught the eye 
of McArthur and became a member of the 
General's staff. 

It was at Leyte that he won the silver 
star, "For gallantry in action during the 
landing at Leyte, Philippine Island, from 
October 20 to 22, 1944. Under intense 
mortar fire, and with utter disregard for 
personal safety, Maj. Hughes successfully 
made a reconnaissance trip to the enemy- 
held beach in order to secure a suitable 
bivouac for the advanced echelon, General 
Headquarters. Although enemy mortar 
fire swept the deck of his vessel, riddling 
the hull and superstructure, he stood at his 
post, aiding the wounded and directing 
the discharge of cargo and personnel. His 
fearless activity in those operations was in 
keeping with the highest traditions of the 
military service and contributed immeas- 
urably to the success of our forces in the 
liberation of the Philippine Islands." 

His citation for the bronze star, in part 
read: "For heroic achievement in connec- 
tion with military operations against the 
enemy during the Allied landing at Lin- 
gayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 
January 12, 1945. Swimming and wading 
ashore under heavy enemy mortar fire, 
without regard for his own personal safety, 
he made reconnaissance of the beach for 
the suitable landing sight for his troops 
and cargo. This courageous and sincere 
determination to accomplish the mission 
resulted in the successful landings without 
loss of personnel and cargo. The heroic 
actions were an inspiration to his officers 
and men and upheld the highest traditions 
of the military service." 

At Maryland as well as throughout the 
eastern horse world, Fred was outstanding 
in horsemanship. He captained the winning 
Maryland horseshovv team and when he 
became a member of the famous 3rd 
Cavalry he was one of the star riders of the 




MAJ. FRED HUGHES 

Fort Myer horse show team. At Madison 
Square Garden and in hundreds of horse 
shows he rode his famous stallion, Black 
Caddie, to win yards of blue ribbons and 
dozens of championships. Known as one of 
the top riders of the army, Freddy picked 
as mate the best woman rider in the 
United States. Elizabeth (Skippy) Stieg. 
They are now stationed at Camp Swift, 
Texas, where Fred is with the 5th head- 
quarters special troop of the 4th Army. 



Dr. Verne E. Chatelain 
is added to AS staff 

Dr. Verne E. Chatelain, Professor of 
Social History, has been added to the Arts 
and Sciences Staff. Dr. Chatelain is a mid- 
westerner with graduate degrees from the 
University of Chicago and Minnesota. He 
had served in Washington as Head of the 
Historic Sites and Buildings group in the 
Department of the Interior. He directed 
research and planned and organized the 
popular educational work relating to 
historical and battlefield parks, parkways, 
monuments, and sites under the National 
Park Service, including Fort McHenry a*id 
Antietam in Maryland. 

Dr. Chatelain very recently served with 
the Carnegie Institute in Washington as 
research associate in History and Director 
of the St. Augustine program, which is 
concerned with colonization and cultural 
contributions in the region once known as 
the Continent of Florida which now prac- 
tically is the entire eastern seaboard of the 
United States. He is author of "The 
Defenses of Spanish Florida, 1565 to 
1763." 



Lack of dentists seen 

There will be a telling shortage of den- 
tists four years hence, says J. Ben Robin- 
son, dean of the Dentistry School. He 
said the class of 1949, which started work 
October 1, numbers 25 in contrast to 104 
in normal years. 



U. of M. is lauded by Gen. MacArthur 



GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, in 
personally visiting a number of newly 
liberated Americans who were captured at 
Bataan and Corregidor in Japan on 
September II, paid a high compliment to 
the University. 

He visited the huge concrete warehouse 
on the Yokohama water front where the 
42nd General Hospital (a University of 
Maryland medical anit) has taken over the 
tremendous job of processing all prisoners 
liberated in Japan. 

MacArthur's comment, after inspecting 
the setup devised by Col. George Yeager, 



of Baltimore, commanding officer of the 
42d, was: 

"The 42nd, as usual, is doing a good job. 
But the University of Maryland always 
does a good job." 

The 42nd General had been operating 
from the hospital ship Marigold, the first 
Ameri an ship to tie up at the Yokohama 
water front since 1941, but was to move to 
Tokyo and set up shop in St. Luke's 
Episcopal Hospital which, Col. Veager 
says, was built and operated with Ameri- 
can funds and has equipment as modern 
"as any in Baltimore." 



Two professors added 
by College of Education 

Two new associate professors of Indus- 
trial Education recently assumed their 
duties on the College of Education staff of 
the University. They are Dr. R. Lee Horn- 
bake and S. Grant Conner. 

Until last September, Dr. Hornbake 
was employed by the Curtiss-Wright Cor- 
poration, Airplane Division, at Columbus, 
Ohio. Dr. Hornbake was a Unit Head in 
the Training Department in charge of 
Plant Manufacturing Training. In this 
capacity his responsibilities included the 
supervision of training courses in airframe 
manufacturing processes (fabrication, sub- 
assembly, assembly, radio installation, 
blueprint interpretation, etc.); the super- 
vision of the preparation of training 
bulletins and manuals, and the prepara- 
tion of content for management-group 
conferences. 

Prior to his work at the Curtiss-Wright 
plant, Dr. Hornbake had varied exper- 
ience in teaching and teacher education in 
public schools and teachers colleges. 

Dr. Hornbake holds a B.S. from State 
Teachers College, California, Pa., with 
Industrial Arts major (1934); M.S. from 
Ohio State (1936), and Ph.D., from the 
same university (1942). 

Prof. Conner came to the University 
from a war-period service with the United 
States Office of Education as Special 
Representative in Trade and Industrial 
Education. As Assistant Agent for the 
North Atlantic Region he had adminis- 
trative and supervisory responsibilities for 
publicly conducted war training programs 
in ten important industrial states. 

Prior to his Federal service, Prof. Con- 
ner enjoyed broad experience in the field 
of trade and industrial education. His pro- 
fessional preparation includes B.S. and 
M.S. degrees in Industrial Education from 
Pennsylvania State and additional grad- 
uate work at the Universities of Akron and 
Pittsburgh. He will devote his time to 
trade and industrial teacher training in the 
Baltimore area. 



Miller grinds it out 

COL. HARVEY L. (Heinie) MILLER, 
returned boxing coach who also is handling 
publicity, is very much on the job. He 
hasn't done anything as yet about fist- 
cuffing but he sure is socking the type- 
writer. 




PFC. FRANK F. WHITE, '43, is shown 
in the picture being congratulated for 
receiving the Bronze Star Medal by Maj. 
Gen. Charles L. Bolte of the 34th (Red 
Bull) Division. White gained the award 
for heroic achievement in action and this 
event took place with the 5th Army in 



Italy. White, a member of Co. M of the 
168th Regiment of the 34th Division, went 
overseas shortly after going into the ser- 
vice in June, 1943. His father, who lives in 
Riverdale, Md., said it was coincidental 
that his son received the award on his 
23rd birthday. 



hree killed in service 



FIRSTLIEUT.WOODYJ.WARREX, 
'24, who attended the University for a 
year after graduating from Hyattsville 
High School in 1938, was killed in action 
December 9, 1944, his widow, Mrs. Lilly 
M. Warren, only recently was notified. 
She and Lieut. Warren's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. W. W. Warren, live in Hyattsville. 

Lieut. Warren originally had been de- 
clared missing. He was a B-17 pilot and a 
squadron leader with the 15th Air Force 
stationed in Italy when he was killed on 
his 49th or 50th mission over Germany. 

He held the Distinguished Flying Cross 
with an Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air 
Medal with three Clusters. He was also 
entitled to wear the European theater 
ribbon with three battle stars. 

Lieut. Warren, reported for active duty 
in November, 1942. He was commissioned 
at Stockton Field, Calif., in October, 1943, 
and was sent overseas in July, 1944. 



LIEUT. DAVID G. BLAKE, 15th Air 
Force pilot, based in Italy, who was re- 
ported missing in action on July 18, 1944, 
only recently was officially declared dead. 



He was the husband of Katherine C. 
Blake of Roland Park, Baltimore. Lieut. 
Blake, who attended Maryland during the 
1940-44 term, had completed 35 missions, 
held the Air Medal with several clusters 
and was awarded the purple heart post- 
humously. 

On his final flight, Lieut. Blake was with 
a group of 26 bombers assigned to destroy 
an important airdrome in Memmingen, 
Germany. On the way to the target the 
flyers became separated because of bad 
weather. Alone the flyers continued their 
bomb run and ran into a swarm of 200 
German fighters and Lieut. Blake's ship 
was struck by enemy fire. 

Lieut. Blake entered the Air Forces in 
September, 1942, was commissioned in 
July, 1943, and left for overseas duty in 
March, 1944. 



ENS. DANIEL W. GOLDMAN, '43, 
was killed on August 17 last, while in train- 
ing at Otis Field, Mass. His parents Mr. 
and Mrs. Marcus I. Goldman live at 707 
20th Street in Washington. 




So you'll 
be safer 



Radar will make travel 
safer. General Electric 
scientists are working 
along these lines. Among many 
other G-E developments are bet- 
ter street lighting, which reduced 
night traffic accidents in one city 
93 per cent in ten months ... a 
tiny gage which prevents acci- 
dents to workers around cranes 
... a new hay-drying system that 
helps prevent farm fires caused 
by storing wet hay. 

Working on developments such 
as these, G-E engineers and re- 
search scientists are helping to 
make life safer for you. General 
Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y. 




Radar prevents collision. This actual photograph taken on the bridge 
of the "American Mariner," U. S. Maritime Service Training Ship, 
shows General Electric's new peacetime radar Electronic Navigator 
helping plot a safe course. The officer is looking at the G-E Navi- 
gator's radar screen, which shows him the position of the ship and the 
objects around it. On ships or planes, in fog or darkness, radar will 
warn pilots of unseen hazards. 







2-inch doll saves lives. Central character of an 
ingenious apparatus to test street lighting is a 
tiny doll that represents the average pedestrian 
as seen at a distance. The complicated device 
measures visibility and glare. It was devised by 
General Electric engineers to help make streets 
and highways safer for night driving. 

The best investment 



Bug-eyed auto was the car used in development of G-E Sealed Beam 
headlights adopted by the automobile industry. The Sealed Beam head- 
lamps give more and safer light. Tests show that theaverage G-E Sealed 
Beam lamp gives 99 per cent as much light near the end of its life 
as it did when brand new. About 45 lamps of Sealed Beam type have 
been developed by General Electric for the Army and Navy. 



in the world is in your country's future. 
KEEP ALL THE BONDS YOU BUY 




GENERAL ® ELECTRIC 



Lieut. Saltzman has thrilling experience 
after parachuting from B-29 into jungle 



LIEUT. ERNEST C. SALTZMAN", 
JR., '25, who was graduated in aeronauti- 
cal engineering from the University in '41, 
recently arrived in Singapore after being 
listed as missing in action for eight 
months. He and two others covered 
800 miles of the Malay jungle trails on 
foot after being shot following a B-29 
attack on Japan. 

WithhimwereMAJ. D.J. HUMPHREY, 
'26, of Potsville, Iowa, and LIEUT. W. F. 
DUFFY, '28, of Chicago. All three para- 
chuted into the jungle 200 miles north of 
Singapore on Janury 1 1 when an explod- 
ing motor blew a wing off their plane. 

"It is some story — so fantastic you 
probably won't believe it," Maj. Hum- 
phrey said. "But it really happened." 

They were led to a Chinese Communist 
guerrilla hideout after they landed, then 
sent from one camp to another until they 
joined Allied agents. They lived mostly on 
rice. 

Lieut. Saltzman, who went to Mary- 
land from Tech High of Washington, is the 
son of a Government Printing Office 
printer who retired recently after 45 years 
of service. 

Lieut. Saltzman had worked with B-29s 
since the early stages of their production, 
having been sent out to the Boeing plant 
in Seattle after finishing second in an 
officer's training class of 105 candidates at 
Yale in 1942. 

At the time of Pearl Harbor he was an 
inspector of airplane engines at Wright 
Field, Dayton, Ohio. He ''mmediately en- 
listed as a private in the air forces. 

His brother Frank, a lieutenant in the 
Transportation Corps, is in Paris and his 
sister, Ruth, is a WAC lieutenant in Guam. 



Mumma is entomology 
leader for Nebraska 

Martin H. Mumma, who took his B.S., 
M.S. and Ph. D., at Maryland in 1939, 
1940 and 1943, respectively, now is exten- 
sion entomologist for the State of Nebraska 
with headquarters at the University of 
Nebraska at Lincoln. 

His wife was Katherine (Kay) Short 
(AOPI) Arts and Sciences '40, whose 
parents live in College Park. They have 
two children, Bonnie Louise, 2, and Leslie 
Martin, one-year old. 




LT. ERNEST SALTZMAN 



Daly is S.G.A. Prexy 

Les Daly, ace varsity wingman, is presi- 
dent of the Student Government Associa- 
tion. He acted as grid captain last year and 
was the only senior on the squad until 
George Barnes returned. 




LIEUT. GEORGE BARNES 



George Barnes returns 
from service in Italy 

1ST LIEUT. GEORGE BARNES, fleet 
halfback of the 1941 and 1942 eleven, has 
the distinction of being the first player of 
the many from those two outfits who went 
into war service to return to the Uni- 
versity. He stands 5 feet 1 1 and scales 182 
and probably is the most experienced back- 
fielder on the squad. He played the T 
under Clark Shaughnessy and this should 
be an asset to him in Bryant's setup. 

George came to Maryland from Western 
High, in Washington, only recently re- 
turned from service on the Italian front 
where he had been since August, 1944. He 
was with the 12th AAF as photo-recon- 
naissance pilot and was associated with 
the more experienced 5th AAF. 

Barnes went into the service in Febru- 
ary, 1943, and trained at several points in 
the United States. He wears the Air Medal, 
four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distin- 
guished Flying Cross. 



Dr. Sanford organizer 
of conference dies 

Dr. S. V. Sanford, '74, chancellor of the 
University of Georgia, who with Dr. 
Curley Byrd was a main leader in founding 
the Southern Conference in 1921, died on 
September 13. Dr. Sanford, who was the 
first president of the organization and 
served until 1930, joined the faculty at 
Georgia in 1903 and had been there ever 
since. 

Georgia and Dr. Sanford shifted to the 
Southeastern Conference of 13 institu- 
tions when the original loop split in 1932. 
He and Dr. Byrd were close personal 

friends. 

* * * 

Destruction in Manila 
is terrible to witness 

"After seeing the destruction in Manila 
following its liberation by American forces, 
I am thankful that my country has been 
spared the misery and destruction wrought 
by the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity 
Sphere", said Lieut, (jg) John Blackmore, 
USNR, who got his M.S. at College Park 
in 1943, in an interview in the Philippines. 

Lieut. Blackmore, whose wife lives in 
North Seattle, Wash., has flown over many 
Philippine Islands and parts of New 
Guinea. He now is serving as Personnel 
Officer for enlisted men in the Communi- 
cations Division of 7th Fleet Head- 
quarters in the Philippines. He wears the 
Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one 
star. 



8 



New football coach makes fine impression 



LIEUT. COMDR. PAUL (Bear) 
BRYANT, 32-year old former Alabama 
star, has taken over as the new head coach 
of football at Maryland, and his chief 
assistant is Lieut. Carney G. Laslie, 
another Alabama product. Both appear to 
be men of fine personality and coaching 
ability and should gradually shove the 
Old Liners up the grid ladder. Both have 
seen wide service in the Navy. 

Former line coach at Alabama and 
Yanderbilt, Bryant, was in the Navy for 
three years. When obtained he was sta- 
tioned at the United States Navy Pre- 
Flight School at Chapel Hill, N. C, where 
he was to have coached the Cloudbusters 
this season. The Pre-Flight, however, de- 
cided not to field a team. 

End Star for Alabama. 

Bryant starred at end on the Alabama 
elevens of 1933, 1934 and 1935, teaming up 
with Don Hutson, who went on to win pro 
honors with the Green Bay Packers. With 
Dixie Howell throwing passes and Bryant 
and Hutson on the receiving end the Crim- 
son Tide rode to a 29-13 victory over 
Stanford in the 1935 Rose Bowl game. 

Howell later played for the Redskins, 
as did Riley Smith, who quarterbacked the 
Alabama eleven. Bryant never did play 
pro ball, but turned to a career in college 
coaching. He served under Frank Thomas 
at Alabama in 1937, 1938 and 1939. In 
1 940 and 1 94 1 he was line coach at Vander- 
bilt. 

Letterman in Three Sports. 

Six feet three inches tall and weighing 
210 pounds, Bryant was an all-around 
athlete at Tuscaloosa, winning three 
letters in football, two in basket ball and 
two in baseball. 

He attended that first indoctrination 
class of Capt. Tom Hamilton's Pre-FHght 
training program at Annapolis and served 
in the African theater of war with a Fleet 
Air Wing for more than a year. He also had 
tours of duty at the Georgia Pre-Flight 
School and at Norfolk. 

Bryant was one of the last of more than 
100 considered for the position. It is his 
first head coaching assignment. He is mar- 
ried and has two children. 

Laslie Also Bowl Player. 

Lieut. Laslie was regular tackle at Ala- 
bama for three years and also played on 
the Rose Bowl team of 1931. When signed 
he was on leave with Virginia Military 
Institute where he was line coach and 
assistant to Head Track Coach Col. H. M. 




LT. COMDR. BRYANT 



Read. He also was with Bryant at the 
North Carolina Pre-Flight School at 
Chapel Hill, N. C. Laslie also coached 
swimming at Y. M. I. 

Laslie is a native of Charlotte, N. C, 
and starred at tackle and with the javelin 
and discuss in track in high school at that 
place before entering Alabama. He suc- 
cessfully coached all sports at Blytheville 
(Ark.) High School before go>'ng to V. M. I. 
in 1937. 

And a year before he was commissioned 
a lieutenant (junior grade) in the Navy in 
1942 he took over and efficiently handled 
the job of director of physical education 
and intramural athletics at the Lexington 
institution. 

Lieut. Laslie has served at the Georgia 
Pre-Flight School and as senior officer of 
Navy Pre-Flight at Williams College. He 
also has seen service in the Panama Canal 
and Caribbean areas. He is married and 
has one daughter. 

Praised By Old Coach. 

Bryant will make good with a vengeance 
for the Old Liners, in the opinion of his old 
coach, Frank W. Thomas, head mentor at 
Alabama. 

Thomas said at Tuscaloosa, Ala., "I 
wish to congratulate Maryland in obtain- 
ing the services of Paul Bryant, one of the 
finest young football coaches in the coun- 



try. He's also an outstanding personality, 
a fine judge of players and I am confident 
he'll be a great success at College Park." 

Bryant also convinced his old coach that 
he was one of the best scouts in the Nation. 
He scouted the Crimson Tide for Vandy 
during the two years he was with the latter 
and the Commodores upset his old team, 
7-0, in 1941 after giving them a 21-25 
battle in 1940. 

While coaching at Alabama he handled 
the guards and centers and the players in 
these positions always were highly versed 
in both offensive and defensive football. 

Bryant is giving Maryland something 
new in attack. It is a combination of the 
T and single wing. The backs lineup in the 
T formation, run from it on many plays, 
but shift both right and left into what al- 
most amounts to the Notre Dame box. 
He uses a balanced line with spacing. 

Two Coaches are Added 

Bryant also has engaged two others, 
Frank Ramsey, former great back at 
Alabama a little over a decade ago and for 
seven years assistant coach at Kentucky, 
before going into the service, and Navy 
Lieut. Ken Whitlow, who was a star 
center at Rice Institute in 1938-40. Both 
will join the regular staff when they get 
clearance papers from the Navy. More 
will be told about them in the next issue. 

Al Heagy, one of Maryland's top all- 
around athletes, and Hermie Ball, also are 
helping Bryant. Old Reliable Heagy was 
all-time Maryland end, all-America in 
lacrosse and a smooth guard in basket 
ball. He has been associated with the 
University ever since his graduation in 
1930, and, while his main job is in the 
Chemistry Department, he has found 
time to do a bit of coaching in football, 
lacrosse and basket ball. He was head 
mentor of the Varsity stickmen in 1942, in 
the absence with Capt. Jack Faber, the 
last season a schedule was played. These 
two with Lieut. Al Woods handled varsity 
football several seasons. 

Ball came to Maryland from leading 
athletics at Allegany High of Cumberland. 
A graduate of Davis and Elkins, he 
coached football at Allegany seven years 
and had three unbeaten teams. He's a 
member of the physical staff at Maryland. 

Eddie Weidner, who for nearly 25 years 
has been trainer for the Baltimore Orioles, 
is acting in that capacity for the Old Line 
squad. 



Opener makes grid 
prospects alluring 

BY W. H. (BILL) HOTTEL 

Old Grads who come back to see the 
Maryland football team perform this 
season may do so without being em- 
barrassed. This was made plain in the 
opening game when the Paul Bryant- 
coached outfit of leftovers, Preflight 
talent and other newcomers ran rough 
shod over Guilford College, 60-6, in the 
inaugural on Friday night, September 28, 
before 6,000 fans. 

It was not so much the wide margin of 
victory, but the speed, aggressiveness and 
hustling of the gridders and their latent 
ability that impressed. They displayed 
a clever brand of football with an alluring 
type of T-wingback offense that was much 
smoother than could be expected for the 
little time that Bryant had been at the 
helm. All this argues well for the future, 
but there are some tough nuts to crack in 
the coming contests and there should be 
no such predictions as were heard after 
the opener, that "they shouldn't lose a 
game". With the schedule that is being 
played that is very foolish talk. 

Tough Battles Coming Up 

In fact, a very tough hurdle is coming 
up on the night of October 12, when the 
I 'nited States Merchant Marine Academy, 
with 20 ex-college stars in its squad, will 
invade College Park. Then the games that 
follow include a powerhouse William and 
Mary team; Virginia with an outstanding 
eleven, and such other strong outfits as 
West Virginia, Virginia Tech, V. M. I. and 
South Carolina. 

What Old Liners may expect is to see 
the team do itself credit whether it wins or 
loses and to look to the future with con- 
fidence. 

Seven of the Old Liners' nine touch- 
downs were scored by players who followed 
Coach Bryant from North Carolina Pre- 
flight, and there were several others, 
notably Joe Schreckengost at center, who 
had heavy supporting rules. 

Smashing Debut for Bryant 

It was a smashing debut for Bryant. 
His boys scored more points than Mary- 
land made all last season and in chalking 
up three first-period touchdowns sur- 
passed the 1944 eleven's scoring for the 
first seven games. The win also matched 
last year's total in that column. 

Maryland started the following: Mc- 
Carthy and Crosland, ends; Cooper and 



Members of 1945 football squad 











ENDS 






Name 


Age 


Wt. 


Ht. 


Class 


High School 


Home 


fBob Crosland 


20 


175 


5-9 


Frosh 




Punta Gorda, Fla. 


fFrancis Evans 


19 


173 


6 


Frosh 




Springfield, Mass. 


fFerd Schultz 


19 


165 


5-9 


Frosh 




Grosbeck, Tex. 


fLa Rog Morter 


19 


166 


6 


Frosh 




Baldwin, N. Y. 


*Les Daly 


23 


173 


6 


Senior 


Gonzaga, D. C. 


Bethesda, Md. 


*Pat McCarthy 


23 


180 


6 


Soph 


St. John's 


Washington, D. C. 


Jack Mister 


17 


190 


6-3 


Frosh 


Char. Hall 


Catonsville, Md. 


John Hughes 


17 


180 


6-2 


Frosh 


St. John's 


Washington, D. C. 


Steve Jones 


18 


161 


5-10 


Frosh 


Annapolis 


Annapolis, Md. 










TACKLES 




* Larry Cooper 


21 


245 


6-1 


Junior 


St. Paul's 


Baltimore, Md. 


fjoe Drach 


19 


190 


6 


Frosh 




Cheltenham, Pa. 


tGene Kinney 


19 


187 


6-2 


Frosh 




Louisville, Ky. 


Jim Lore 


17 


200 


6-1 


Frosh 




Baltimore, Md. 


*Malcolm Rosenthal 


00 


200 


6-1 


Junior 


Forest Park 


Baltimore, Md. 


Bill Van Sant 


22 


226 


6-2 


Frosh 


Hinton 


Hinton, W. Va. 


Jim Stover 


19 


240 


5-11 


Frosh 


Harrisonburg 


Harrisonburg, Va. 


Lee Roberts 


17 


219 


5-11 


Frosh 


Mt. Vernon 


Mt. Vernon, Va. 


Earl Giggard 


17 


224 


6-8 


Frosh 


Hampstead 


Hampstead, Md. 










GUARDS 




fDick Johnston 


21 


175 


5-9 


Frosh 




Orlando, Fla. 


fEd Schwarz 


19 


184 


5-11 


Frosh 




Erie, Pa. 


Louis Wilson 


24 


183 


5-10 


Soph 


Wash. -Lee 


Ballston, Va. 


Jerry Smith 


19 


183 


5-10 


Frosh 


Central 


Washington, D. C. 


Eddie Murphy 


21 


175 


5-9 


Frosh 


Tech 


Washington, D. C. 


Jack Bissell 


21 


195 


6-1 


Frosh 


Gilman 


Baltimore, Md. 










CENTERS 




Albert Cesky 


18 


186 


5-9 


Frosh 


City College 


Baltimore, Md. 


George Phipps 


22 


179 


5-10 


Soph 


Char. Hall 


Annapolis, Md. 


*Kenny Malone 


22 


185 


5-10 


Soph 


Central 


Paterson, N. J. 










BACKS 




tjoh:.. Schreckengost 


19 


178 


5-10 


Frosh 




Cincinnati, Ohio 


fGerald Barkalow 


19 


172 


6 


Frosh 




Spring Falls, N. J. 


*Tom Chisari 


22 


184 


5-10 


Junior 


St. John's 


Washington, D. C. 


*Charley Ryan 


19 


190 


6 


Junior 


Gonzaga 


Washington, D. C. 


Sam Behr 


18 


160 


5-11 


Soph 


Talladega 


Talladega, Ala. 


fVic Turyn 


21 


175 


5-9 


Frosh 




Holden, W. Va. 


fHarry Bonk 


19 


190 


5-10 


Frosh 




Long Island, N. Y. 


fRobert Piker 


19 


155 


5-8 


Frosh 


Tech, D.C. 


Mt. Rainier, Md. 


George Barnes 


24 


182 


5-11 


Senior 


Western 


Washington, D. C. 


fBill Poling 


22 


160 


5-10 








tjim Del' Signore 


19 


183 


5-9 


Frosh 




McKeesport, Pa. 


fDick Toler 


19 


175 


5-9 


Frosh 




Baton Rouge, La. 


Henry Eckert 


19 


180 


6 


Frosh 




Takoma Park, Md. 


John Wright 


18 


171 


5-11 


Frosh 




Baltimore, Md. 


*BI11 Greer 


20 


150 


5-7 


Soph 


Mercersburg 


Bel Air, Md. 


Tom Meehan 


24 


178 


5-11 


Frosh 


MassanuttenM.A. 


Mt. Pleasant, R. I. 


Joe Pietrowski 


24 


175 


5-11 


Frosh 


Dickson City 


Dickson City, Pa. 


Raimond Storti 


22 


170 


5-10 


Frosh 


Aldrich 


Aldrich, Conn. 


Geo. Van Wagner 


17 


173 


6 


Frosh 


Devitt 


Washington, D. C. 


*Les Smith 


21 


168 


6 


Soph 


Bladensburg 


Bladensburg, Md. 


Walter Baumann 


20 


145 


5-7 


Soph 


Wilson 


Washington, D. C. 


Wayne McMahon 


22 


132 


5-5 


Frosh 


Allegany 


Cumberland, Md. 


John Robins 


17 


165 


5-10 


Frosh 


Salisbury 


Salisbury, Md. 



* Lettermen in 1943 and 1944. f Former Navy Preflight players. 



Drach, tackles; Johnston and Schwarz, 
guards; Schreckengost, center; Turyn, 
quarterback; Poling and Behr, halfbacks, 
and Bonk, fullback. 

Others who got into the game were: 
Morter, Evans and Schultz, ends; Kinney, 



Rosenthal and Giggard, tackles; Murphy 
and J. Smith, guards; Barkalow, Phipps 
and Cesky, centers; L. Smith, Chisari, 
Piker, Del' Signore, Barnes, Pietrowski, 
Toler, Ryan, Greer and Wright, backs. 
(Refer to the roster.) 



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Many Old Liners in important 



LIEUT. CARL A. HARRIS, '43, now 
is in Okinawa, assigned to the 19th Bomb 
squadron of the 22d Bomb Group of the 
5th AAF, known as the "Red Raiders". 
He formerly had served in New Guinea 
and the Philippines. 

Lieut. Harris last January married Ann 
Patterson, '42, (Kappa Kappa Gamma), 
who was editor of the Old Line a humor 
magazine which was published until a 
couple of years ago. 

Lieut. Harris was manager of the 1940 
and '41 varsity football teams, secretary of 
the Latch Key Society and a member of 
Sigma Xu. 

He reported for duty and completed 
training courses in Cincinnati, Ohio, and 
Bruce, Goodfellow and Pampa Army Air 
fields in Texas. He received his wings and 
commission on June 26, 1944. In Novem- 
ber he graduated from Fort Worth Army 
Air Field Transition School with the rat- 
ing of a B-24 Liberator first pilot. Soon 
after he was assigned a ten-man crew at 
LeMoore Field, California, and com- 
pleted B-24 Bombardment Crew Training 
Course at Tonopah Field Nevada, prior to 
being sent overseas. 



LIEUT. COL. RALPH W. POWERS, 
'28, a leader in campus activities, now is 
stationed in Vienna, Austria. He hopes to 
be home soon. Before going into the serv- 
ice, Ralph practiced law in Hyattsville, 
Md., and formerly was chairman of the 
Prince Georges County delegation in the 
House of Delegates. 

Col. Powers is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. 
L. Powers of Hyattsville. A brother, Lieut. 
Jerrold V. (Jerry) Powers, '30, is serving in 
the Navy, and another brother, Selwyn, is 
an Army officer. 

Their only sister, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Powers Barnes, '41, also did her part as an 
aviatrix. 



2ND LIEUT. PIERCE B. MICHAEL, 
who attended the University in 1931-32, 
is the officer in charge of the Amapa, 
Brazil detachment of the Army Airways 
Communications System, the organiza- 
tion operating and maintaining radio 
communications and navigational aids for 
the worldwide military airways. 

Since going overseas June 7, 1945 he has 
served with AACS Detachments at Iga- 
rape Assu and Belem, Brazil. Before re- 
ceiving his present assignment he was 
AACS detachment commander at Igarape 
Assu, jungle outpost near Belem. 

Before entering the service on Novein- 




LT. PIERCE B. MICHAEL 

ber 16, 1943 Lt. Michael was manager of a 
radio store in Washington. He took basic 
training at Fort Knox and later was 
graduated from communications cadet 
school at Chanute Field. 

He is the son of Dr. Walter M. Michael 
of Cumberland, Md., and his wife, the 
former Mary Agnes Xanson, lives at 2920 
Ontario Road, Washington. 



SERGT. ROY S. ECKERT, Engi- 
neering, '43, now is chief code clerk in the 
AFWESPAC headquarters in Manila. He 
had served in Xew Guinea before going to 
the Philippines. He trained at Fort Meade 
and Monmouth, X. J. 

He wears the Asiastic-Pacific ribbon 
with three campaign stars and the Philip- 
pines liberation insignia. 



MAJ. JAMES R. FIXTOX, Mechanical 
Engineer, '41, now is Regional Control 
officer for Africa and Arabia with his head- 
quarters at Payne Field, Cairo, Egypt. 
Maj. Finton served ten months in Arabia 
and Africa in 1944, being sent back in 
October, 1944 to attend the Command 
and General Staff School at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas. 

He returned overseas in January of this 
year as Liason Officer for the 19th Weather 
Squadron with his headquarters at Accra, 
British West Africa. 

Maj. and Mrs. Finton were visited by a 
son James Robert, Jr., on September 3. He 



jobs ovetse^s 

was born at Walter Reed Hospital in 

Washington. 



JULIAN ROGER SAXDERS, B.S. 
'43, Commerce, of Washington, was pro- 
moted in August from Second to First 
Lieutenant while stationed in Czecho- 
slavakia. He is now commandant of a 
camp of 4000 DP'S in Wurtzburg, Ger- 
many. 

He has been awarded the Purple Heart 
with Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit 
Citation and E.T.O. ribbon with two 
campaign stars. 

He served with the ground forces of the 
79th Division on the Western Front, from 
Xovember, 1944, until V-E Day. 



Eddie Looper is eager 
to return to school 

SERGT. EDWARD A. LOOPER, one 
of the leading attack men on the 1943 
lacrosse team which won seven or eight 
games, writes in from an APO address 
(he's in Europe some place), to have his 
Alumni Xews sent to him. He says he is 
looking forward eagerly to the time he can 
return to the University and complete his 
studies. He left after his Sophomore year. 



Vol. XVII 



Xo. 6 



Xovember, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 






Alluring plans made 
for Homecoming Day 

Those arranging the Homecoming Daj 
program for College Park on November 
10 — principally the officers of the "M" 
Club of which Eddie Powell is president — 
aw confident that there will be a 1>. inner 
turnout. 

Hack just in time to help handle affairs 

and there are many details to such an 
event— is Swede Eppley, athletic director. 

Maryland's fast-traveling football team- 
a really hustling concern under the new 
coaching staff headed by Paul (Pep) 
Bryant, will provide the climax of the day 
in a game against \ . M. I., and the grand 
finale, as usual, will be a big dance in the 
spacious new armory. 

Everything will be done to have the old 
gratis suffer as little inconvenience as 
possible. To this end a luncheon and 
dinner will be served tor all in the Uni- 
versity dining hall. There, however, is one 
MIST stipulation and that is reserva- 
tions must be made in advance for the 
dinner and it also should be indicated 
whether you will be on hand for the 
luncheon. This will insure everyone being 
properly served. 

It would be a good idea to order your 
tickets to the football game in advance, 
too, and if you do you also could make your 
luncheon and dinner reservations through 
H. Burton Shipley to whom you should 
write for ducats. Otherwise, you should 
write to Dr. Ernest N. Cory. Football 
tickets are S2. 40 apiece and 20 cents 
should be added to each order to cover the 
cost of sending them by registered mail. 

Maryland and Y. M. I. have been 
battling on the gfidiron since 1906, with 
the Old Liners having won 1 1 of the past 
23 games, the Cadets ten with two ties. 
They appear well matched again this 
season with Maryland possibly having a 
slight edge. 



Uriah W. Long chosen 
Masonic Grand Master 

Uriah W. Long, a classmate of Dr. 
Curley Byrd, '08, who is in business in 
Selbyville, Del., recently was installed as 
Most Worshipful Grand Master of .Masons 
of Delaware. He also has been nominated 
to receive the 33d degree of Masonry next 
September at Pittsburgh. 

He is a director of the Baltimore Trust 
Co., secretary of the official board of the 
Salem Methodist Church and a member of 
the Selbyville Town Council. 




Evidently Something Doing — George P. Marshall, president of the Washington 
Redskins; Lt. Gen. Alvin C. Gillem and Dr. H. C. Byrd, University president, at a 
recent Maryland football game. Gen. Gillem was P.M.S.T. at Maryland for five years 
and hundreds of Old Liners who were conspicious in World War II came under his 
tutelage. It was Marshall who suggested to Paul Bryant that he contact Dr. Byrd about 
the head football coaching job. It proved to be a good idea. 



Homecoming activities November 10 

') a.m. to noon: Registration at Xew Armory. Alumni, faculty, and student 
hosts and hostesses in attendance. 

10:30 a.m.: Paint Branch. Tug of war. Freshmen vs. sophomores. 

New Armory: Alumni Rifle Match. Fire course and leave score card. Prize 
to high score. 

Tour of various colleges of the University. 

Inspection of decorations at Sorority and Fraternity Houses and Dormi- 
tories. 

Noon to 1 p.m. Cafeteria: Luncheon. Reservations in advance. 

1:30 p.m. Byrd Stadium: Crowning of Homecoming Queen. 

2:00 p.m. Byrd Stadium: Football game. Maryland versus Virginia Military 

Institute. Tickets $2.40. 
Between halves Byrd Stadium: Parade of floats and other features. 
5 to 6:15 p.m. .Yew Armory: Tea, general get-together and hob-nob session. 
5 to 6:15 p.m. New Armory: "M" Club meeting. 

D:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dining Hall: Supper. Alumni guests of University. Ad- 
vanced reservations required. 

S p.m. to midnight New Armory: Annual Homecoming Dance. Tickets $2.40 
to alumni. Music by Jerry Wald. Announcements of winners of house 
decorations. 

Football tickets at S2.40 may be ordered in advance by addressing H. 
Burton Shipley. If registration is desired send $2.60. 

Luncheon and Supper: Make reservations by writing to Dr. Ernest N. 
Corey. 



Lieut. Col. Thad Dulin 
posthumously honored 

The following article, with the accom- 
panying portrait by Artist Newman Sud- 
duth, appeared in the Washington Sunday 
Star of ( )ctober 7 : 

For "extraordinary heroism in action 
against the enemy in France," which cost 
him his life, Lieut. Col. Thaddeus Dulin, 
30, posthumously was awarded the Dis- 
tinguished Service Cross. 

As commanding officer of an infantry 
battalion in the famous 4th Division, 
Col. Dulin led his group in an attack on a 
fortified enemy position. "Forcing his way 
around the left Hank of the German posi- 
tion," the citation reads, "he seized the 
high ground in the rear of the enemy. 
While regrouping his units, the enemy 
counterattacked vigorously. 

"In order to hold this psotion, Col. 
Dulin organized and personally led a 
bayonet charge which broke up the enemy 
counterattack and enabled his battalion 
to retain their strategic position." The 
courageous infantry officer, however, lost 
his life as a result of wounds received dur- 
ing the "performance of this valiant deed." 

In addition to the DSC, Col. Dulin also 
posthumously was decorated with the 
Bronze Star Medal for "heroic achieve- 
ment" in military operations earlier in the 
drive into France. 

A native Washingtonian, Col. Dulin was 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dulin. 
The colonel's widow, Mrs. Katherine P. 
Dulin, lives at 4417 Q Street, X. W. 

A graduate of Western High School and 
the University of Maryland, where he was 
president of Scabbard and Blade, honor- 
ary ROTC organization, Col. Dulin was 
commissioned a lieutenant in the Army in 
1937. He served at various posts in this 
country, including Fort Washington, Md., 
and the Arlington Cantonment, and at the 
outbreak of the war was stationed in Trini- 
dad. Prior to going overseas, he was an 
instructor at the Infantry School at Fort 
Benning, Ga. 



Widener out of service 
with job in St. Louis 

LIFUT. FRFD (PUNCHY) WIDE- 
NER, Engineering, '41, is out of the AAF 
after having served 29 months in Guada- 
canal, Munda, Bougainville and New 

Caledonia. He trained at Scott field, III., 
and received his commission on October 
31, 1942. He went overseas two months 
later. Widener now is in St. Louis super- 
vising a construction job. 




LIEUT. COL. THAD DULIN 



Capt. Cook now flying 
Pacific run for ATC 

(APT. ROBERT F. COOK, AAF. 
Mechanical Engineering, '39, has been 
assigned to duty in the Air Transport 
Command with headquarters at the Fair- 
field-Suisun Army Air Base, Calif., and 
will liy a giant Skymaster C-54 plane to 
and from Japan. 

Mrs. Cook and their young son, who 
lived in Hyattsville, have joined him in 
California. 

( 'apt . ( look entered the Army March 26, 
1942, and at one time was an instructor 
at the Columbus (Miss, i Air Base, being 
one of the 13 selected for this duty from 
500 who were considered. 

On his new assignment, Capt. Cook will 
liy high priorty cargo, personnel and air- 
mail to the Pacific via an over-water 
flight one-third the distance around the 
world. He also will fly to the States sick 
and wounded military personnel from 
Pacific points and combatwise veterans, 
under the Army's overseas rotation plan. 



Burton back an U.S. 

SERGT. BASIL M. BURTON, Educa- 
tion, '41, recently returned from the 
European Theater of Operations where he 

served with the 43d Medical Battalion, 
and has been assigned to Camp Polk, Ala. 



Lieut. Co/. Bruns paid 
high honor by British 

LIEUT. COL. BENNARD F. BRUNS, 

'36, Engineering, Battalion Commander 
of the 52nd Mobile Quartermaster Bat- 
talion in Italy, recently was appointed 
Honorary Officer of the Military Division 
of the Most Excellent Order of the 
British Empire. 

Presentation of the OBE was made by 
Field Marshal Sir Harold R. L. G. Alex- 
ander, Supreme Allied Commander, at 
formal vestment ceremonies held in the 
grounds of the Royal Palace of Caserta, 
Italy. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, Com- 
manding General, MTOUSA, and other 
top ranking theater officers witnessed the 
ceremony. . 

The citation accompanying the award 
said in part that "at the beginning of 
November, 1944, British troops of 15 
Corps, then under command Fifth (U.S.) 
Army, relieved a U. S. Division on the 
Monte Grande feature in the Apennine 
range. The condition of the roads and 
tracks over which the troops holding the 
feature were maintained was such that the 
standard British load-carrying vehicles 
were unable to compete with the task. 
The 468 U. S. Truck Battalion com- 
manded by Col. Bruns was therefore 
placed under command 13 Corps and sup- 
ported the Division on Monte Grande 
continuously until the latter part of 
January, 1945." 

Overseas 29 months, Col. Bruns wears 
the American Defense Ribbon and the 
Mediterranean Theater Ribbon with four 
Battle Participation Stars. 

Before entering the service he was 
associated with Bendix Radio Corpora- 
tion, of Baltimore. His parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. John J. Bruns, Sr., live at 1932 
Mount Royal Terrace. His wife, Germaine 
H. Bruns, resides in Casablanca, Morocco. 

Col. Bruns was an R.O.T.C. lieutenant 
at Maryland and prominent in many 
campus activities. He was a member of 
Theta Chi fraternity. 



Maryland grads of '43 
form life partnership 

Elizabeth Mary Hobbs and PFC 
THOMAS F. MORRISSOX were married 
on August 24 in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Annapolis. Both were Arts and 
Sciences, '43. 

Later Pfc. Morrisson and his wife went 
to Miami, Fla., for his redeployment. 
Their permanent address is 110 Mc- 
Kendree Avenue, Annapolis. 







Four of a kind — Ensign J. Doran Piatt, Jr., '37; Lieut, (jg) John Siems, '38; Ensign Lloyd II. R. McGill, '39, and Lieut (jg) 
Arthur W. Fletcher, '40, .ill grads of the Engineering College who are members of the Seabees. They were stationed together at the 
Construction Battalion Replacement Depot at Camp Parks, Shoemaker, California, when this picture was taken but all were shipping 
out on October 4 for the Pacific. Piatt is a Washingtonian, Siems is from Baltimore, McGill hails from Thurmont and Fletcher from 
Linthicum Heights. 



Dr. Breckbill acts as Education College dean 



Dr. Henry Breckbill, who has been with 
the University for main- years and whom 
many of his students have acclaimed one 
of the best and most helpful tutors on the 
campus, has been named acting dean ol 
the College of Education. 

Dr. Harold Benjamin, dean of the Col- 
lege, still is a major in the Army Air ( orps, 
and it is not known when he will return to 
Maryland. It can't be too soon for Dr. 
Breckbill, who would he happy to see Dr. 
Benjamin, who has been in the service 
since June, 1942, resume the helm. 

* * * 

A. Morgan Johnson has been added to 
the Engineering College as assistant pro- 
fessor. He was with the department ol 
applied mechanics at Iuwa State before he 
went into the Navy as an ensign. Now dis- 
charged Johnson replaces S. F. Borg who 
resigned in July. Borg now is at Annapolis. 

Charles A. Shreeve who resigned to go 
with the Navy in July returned October 1 
to resume his classes in mechanical engi- 
neering. 

* * * 

Two instructors have joined the Modern 
Language Department. They are Virginia 
Smith and Dr. Raido Harryton Ruzic. 
Miss Smith, a native of Quantico, Va., 
earned her B.A. at George Washington in 
1942 and her M.A. from Yale in 1944. 
She is teaching Spanish. Dr. Ruzic, who 
was born in Staric Swisc, Yugoslavia, is 
initiating the study of Russian. He 
attained his doctor's degree at the Uni- 
yersit y of California in l 938. 



Also with the Spanish Department is 
Edith Kern, part-time instructor, who 
was graduated with a B.A. from Bridge- 
water College in 1941 and received her 

Master's from Johns Hopkins. She now is 
a candidate for the doctor's degree. 

Gustav Andreau also has returned to the 
Department, replacing Gustave Correa, 
associate professor, who lias gone to Johns 
Hopkins to study for his Ph. D. 



Dr. Zucker, head of the department, is 
on military leave with the ( i\ il Adminis- 
tration of the I'. S. Army and now is 
stationed in Berlin, following short stays 
in Frankfort and Paris. Frank Banta, 
former instructor in the department, also 
is serving in Berlin, working as secretary 
and consultant to Dr. Zucker. 

Dr. Zucker is assistant chief of the text- 
book division and his duties include the 
selection of textbooks to be used in ( ierman 
elementary and high schools with a view 
toward eliminating Nazi propaganda. 



Dr. William McCollum, assistant pro- 
fessor in the English IV; igned 
to go to Eastern Reserve (J., and Dr. 
Minerva Martin and Betty Lloyd were 
added. Dr. Mart in came from Louisiana 
State I'., and Miss Lloyd taught at North- 
western for several years. She also tool* 
graduate work at Grenoble U. in Rome. 



There have been four newcomers to "the 
Speech I )epartment, it has been announced 
by Dr. Ray Ehrensberger. They are Dr. 
Charley Niemyer from Carnegie Tech., 
Dr. Marion Robinson from Wisconsin, 
Dwighl Tin mi, is and Ann St. John. 

Dr. Niemyer has appeared in several 
Broadway productions; Dr. Robinson was 
at Denver U. for several years and she at 
present is only on one year leave from 
there. Thomas had wide experience as 
stage manager in various civic and summer 
stock companies after completing his 
graduate work at Iowa and Michigan, and 
Miss St. John served with the Civic 
Theater in Washington. 



Mrs. John T. O'Neill, wife of Col. 
< I'Xeill, has been added to the staff in the 
College of Business and Public Adminis- 
tration. She is teaching secretarial 
sciences. 

Both Mrs. O'Neill, the former Jane 
I lammack, and her husband are Maryland 
graduates. She received her degree from 
the College of Education in 1931 with 
honors and Col. O'Neill from the College 
of Engineering in the same year. 

Col. O'Neill, now at the army staff 
school at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., only 
recently returned from the Philippines. 
Previously he had served with distinction 
in Europe for I hree years. 

Mis. O'Neill was a member of A0P1 
and he of Phi Sigma Kappa. 



Grid staff is filled 

by Moseley, Whitlow 

Frank O'Rear Moseley, who was a 
lieutenant commander in the Navy and 
Ken Whitlow a Navy lieutenant are the 
latest and final additions to the Maryland 
football coaching staff headed by Paul 
Bryant. Bryant who also was a lieu- 
tenant commander in the Navy already 
had Carney Laslie another Navy lieu- 
tenant, as his assistant. All now are 
civilians. Bryant and Laslie were subjects 
of an article in the October Alumni News. 

Also on the job, as previously stated, are 
Al Heagy, Maryland '30, and Herman 
Ball of the Physical Education Staff, 
Davis-Elkins graduate, who came from 
Allegany High where he had coached 
successfully. A seventh man on hand for 
the grid season is Eddie Weidner, who for 
23 years has been the trainer of the Balti- 
more ( )rioles of the International league. 

Moseley Another Alabamian 

Moseley, like Bryant and Laslie, is an 
Alabama product, being one of the Crim- 
son Tide's greatest backs. He got out of 
school in 1934, two years ahead of Bryant 
after having been a gridiron and baseball 
star for three years. Moseley holds a B.S. 
degree and also has some credits toward a 
master's. 

After leaving Alabama he went to Ken- 
tucky as assistant football coach where he 
remained until he went into the service in 
1942. He also coached varsity boxing and 
baseball for the Wildcats and helped with 
basket ball. 

Although at Georgia Preflight School 
for a time, he saw much sea duty, his 
assignments including being athletic and 
gunnery officer of the carrier Lexington. 
He is 34 years old and his home is in Mont- 
gomery, Ala. 

Whitlow is Rice Ace 

Whitlow whose home is in Wichita 
Falls, Tex., played three years at center 
for Rice Institute, being all-Southwest 
Conference and ail-American mention in 
his senior year in 1940. He was Rice's 
captain that season and Coach Jess Neely 
calls him "one of the finest leaders and 
best centers I ever have coached." He 
missed only one game because of injuries 
in his scholastic and collegiate grid career. 
He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 185 
pounds and is 28 years old. 

Whitlow went to work .it Port Arthur, 
Tex., upon leaving Rice in 1941, and en- 
tered the Navy shortly thereafter. He had 
a long tour on the U. S. S. Yorktown in the 
Pacific and saw duty at the Navy Pre- 
llight Schools at Chapel Hill, N. ('., and 
Athens, Ga. 



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Intramurals in swing 

Maryland's intramural sports pro- 
gram, under the direction of Harry Rice 
and Alfred Tompkins, is in full force with 
leagues functioning in various pastimes. 

* * * 

Good grid lightweight 

Bill Greer, speedy halfback from Bel 
Air, Md., is the smallest of the real con- 
tenders for a varsity berth. Only 5 feet 7 
and weighing 150, he won his letter last 
year. 



Defeat shows Terps 
travel thorny path 

Maryland's football team, stopped by 
Virginia Tech at Blacksburg on October 
20 by 21-13, after three triumphs may find 
no easier roles in its remaining games, al- 
though its a cinch it won't lose them all. 

While West Virginia was the next on 
the card when this was written, two Con- 
ference games at home — William and 
Mary on November 3 and V. M. I. the 
following week for homecoming — were 
uppermost in mind. Then after these come 
Virginia in Washington and South Caro- 
line at Columbia. 

At any rate, the defeat by the Gobblers 
killed all that premature bowl talk. 

" What Maryland may expect from 
William and Mary and V. M. I. was indi- 
cated by the clash of these two while 
Maryland was suffering its first reverse at 
the hand of Virginia Tech. W. and M. 
nosed out V. M. I. the same day, 13-9, by 
recovering a fumble in the last two 
minutes. On October 13, William and 
Mary licked Virginia Tech, 38-0. 

Previous to their meeting, William and 
Mary was rated well above V. M. I., but 
the Cadets stole the thunder in that game, 
outdoing the Indians in everything except 
scoring. 

West Virginia hasn't such a hot record 
and neither has South Carolina but Vir- 
ginia is rated among the best in the South. 



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Col. Eppley is back 
with many other 

COL. GEARY F. (SWEDE) EPPLEY, 
after having a part in a second world war, 
is back at Maryland as athletic director 
and the many other jobs — not yet fully 
determined — that President Curley Byrd 
is sure to impose upon him. 

He, of course, again will be dean of men 

Eppley, one of the Old Line landmarks, 
had been in the service since March 1941, 
being at the War College in Washington 
all of the time with the exception of a tour 
of duty at Fort Meade when he first was 
called from the reserve ranks as a major. 

Education is Interrupted 

Swede went in the service in World War 
I when he was a student at Maryland in 
1417 and was not returned to civil life 
until July, 1919. Then a lieutenant, he 
served overseas with the 2d Cavalry for 
15 months. 

That fall he reentered the University 
and received his degree the following June. 
P'or a time he was with the Veterans 
Bureau in Washington but returned to 
College Park in October, 1922, to join the 
teaching staff and has been connected with 
the University ever since, with the excep- 
tion of his services in World War II. 

His duties at the University have in- 
cluded, besides athletic director and dean 
ol men, associate professor of agronomy, 
chairman of the Student Life Committee 
and faculty adviser on finances to the 
various student organizations. 

Was Star Football End 

Eppley, one-time trackman and one of 
the best football ends ever to play for 
Curley Byrd, has been track coach since 
1924 and first took over the job as athletic 
director in 1936. 

When he was made athletic director, I )r. 
Byrd stated: "Eppley will have entire 
charge of the athletic program and full 
authority that goes with the position". 
We presume Dr. Byrd hasn't changed his 
mind. As athletic director Eppley will be 
chairman of the Athletic Board. 

Eppley intends to revive track soon as 
as possible and hopes to have some sort 
ot a team in action next Spring. Scores of 
his former charges served with distinction 
during recent conflict with the majority 
of them being officers. 

Swede, who married Libby Flenner, '25, 
lives with his wife and three children in 
College Heights. "Little Libby", the 
eldest child has just passed 18. 



as athletic director 
jobs in store for him 




GEARY i SWEDE i EPPLEY 



PROSPECTIVE POWERHOUSE 

Earl Giggard, when he "grows up" in a 
couple of years, should give Maryland a 
powerful lineman. Earl, 17, from I lamp- 
stead, Md., stands 6 feet 8 inches and 
scales 224 pounds and he's not awkward. 




DR. JOHN E. (JACK) FABER 



Dr. Jack Faber again 

on University rolls 

Dr. John E. (Jack) Faber, assistant 
bacteriology professor, is back on the job 
at College Park after more than three 
years in the service. (apt Faber was 
stationed at Walter Reed Hospital all the 
time as bacteriology tutor, his ability and 
worth along this line being quickly recog- 
nized. 

While Jack ranks high as a bacteriology 
professor, he is better known to most of 
the alumni for his coaching activities 
which serve as his recreation and keep him 
in good physical condition. 

Faber made his start at Maryland in 
basket ball in the 1923-24 seasons and 
starred on this sport for three years. He 
still is rated as all-time Maryland basketer. 
He also was a topnotch lacrosse player and 
played football as a reserve for two seasons. 

He got his first coaching experience in 
1927 when he was captain of the lacrosse 
team. He took over the task as well as 
continuing to play when Prof. R. V. 
Truitt, the head coach, was taken ill. He 
assumed the head coaching job of the 
stickmen the next spring and doubtless 
has the best record of any lacrosse mentor 
in the country. Since the national title has 
been in the past 10 years recognized by 
the awarding of the Wingate Trophy, 
Maryland teams have won three times, 
tied once and have been runner-up twice. 

Ever since graduating, Faber has done 
some kind of other coaching, with football 
or helping in basket ball. He headed the 
varsity grid staff in 1933, 1934 and 1935 
and again in 1940, 1941 and was first 
assistant in intervening years. 

Maryland, under Faber and Al Heagy, 
'30, who has aided him most of the years 
and who coached Maryland's last varisty 
team in 1943 to seven wins against one 
defeat, doubtless has the best lacrosse 
record in the Nation. 

Not counting the year he filled in for 
Dr. Truitt, Faber has to his credit in 15 
years in college circles 112 wins against 
1 4 defeats and one tie. Hopkins and Mary- 
land stand 1 1 all and the Old Liners have 
an edge on all other opposition, including 
Army, Navy, Princeton and St. John's 
when it was in the limelight before for- 
saking athletics. 

Jack got his B.S. in '26, his Master's in 
'27 and his Ph. D. in '37, all at Maryland. 



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Gridders who are playing for Old Liners this season 




Front row: Jester, Meehan, Toler, Schultz, Turyn, Poling, Bonk, L. Smith, Jones, Moorer, Mgr., Wolfe, Mgr. 

Second row: Sadler, Mgr., Stover, Behr, Greer, Storti, Baumann, McMahon, Van Wagoner, G.Smith, Johnston, Schrecen- 
gost, Love, Daly. 

Third row: Schwarz, Cesky, Phipps, Rosenthal, Barkalow, Bissell, Giggard, Lothrop, Coach Bryant. 

Fourth row: Wright, Piker, McCarthy, Pietrowski, Barnes, Eckert, Chisari, Morter, Crosland, Kinney, Cooper, Drach, 
Roberts, Fritz, Murphy. 



Tom Fields decorated 
for bravery on Iwo 

MARINE CAPT. TOMMY FIELDS, 
'42, one of Maryland's greatest trackmen 
of all-time, recently was awarded the 
Bronze Star for braving enemy tire to 
direct artillery bombardment on Jap posi- 
tion in Iwo Jinia. 

Fields won many notable track tri- 
umphs, both indoors and out, including 
the Southern Conference mile and 2-mile 
titles, the cross country crown, and was a 
member of the famous squad that took 
three Penn Relay Carnival championships 
in 1940. He still holds the Conference out- 
door 2-mile mark of 9:38. 

He was awarded the Maryland ring for 
excellence in athletics in his graduating 
year. He was a member of Scabbard and 
Blade and Sigma N'u fraternities. 

* * * 

Past scores indicate 
50-50 season on grid 

Maryland's football team is traveling 
far beyond the speed that could be ex- 
pected, as its past record against foes of 
this season indicated only 50-50 success. 

Two of the foes. ( ruilford and the I Fnited 
States Merchant Marine Academy, were 
entirely new to the schedule but all the 
other seven had been engaged in the past. 

Previously 84 games had been staged 



against the seven rivals with Maryland 
winning 39, losing 38 and tying seven. 

Here is the record against the seven 
rivals that were engaged before this year: 

Team W. L. T. 

Richmond U 6 3 2 

Virginia Tech 11 11 

West Virginia 2 1 

William and Mary 1 

V. M. I U 10 2 

Virginia 9 <) 2 

South Carolina 1 3 

Totals 59 38 7 



Marguerite A. Pearson 
in training as WAC 

PVT. MARGUERITE ANNE PEAR- 
SON, who attended Maryland in '43, '44 
and '45, before her enlistment in the 
WACS, is Hearing completion of basic 
training at the First WAC Training 
Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. While 
at Maryland she majored in foreign ser- 
vice, was house president of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma and active in the Foot light Club. 

She is the daughter of brig. ('.en. and 
Mrs. Madison Pearson and her father is 
commanding general ol Fort Dix, N.J. 

Her sister WAC SECOND LIEUT. 
ELMIRE PE \Rs<)\. \n> and ! ciences, 
'42, win. was chosen Miss Maryland in 
1941, and who also was a Kappa, is sta- 
tioned at Fori McPherson, Ga. 



Lieut. Scheuch is home; 
once rescued by sub 

LIEUT. WALTER D. SCHEUCH, 
JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. W D. Scheuch 
of Colesville, Md., who was a soph at 
Maryland when he went into the service 
in February, 1943, is back in the United 
States after 14 months in the Pacific. 

Lieut. Scheuch, awarded the Air Medal, 
was a co-pilot on an OA-10 Army Air 
Rescue plane, and took part in the rescue 
"I I he crew of a disabled B-29 that was 
forced down in the Pacific in July. His 
own ship was then disabled and both 
crews were rescued by an American sub- 
marine which happened to be on patrol 
nearby. Lieut. Scheuch aided in putting 
the critically wounded pilot of his own 
plane and an unconscious gunner of the 
B-29 aboard before boarding the sub 
where the crews of both planes were made 
comfortable tor three days before being 
returned to base. 

He received his wings at Blackland 
Army Air Field, Waco, Texas in April of 
1944. 



Caroline Clark Weds 

Caroline (lark, '40, Tri-Delt, and Lieut. 
James William Emmons, USN, were 
married on September 8 at the National 
Cathedral in Washington. 



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Eight Old Line grads 
going to new center 

When the Naval Ordnance Laboratory 
moves into its new S15,000,000 research 
center at White Oak. Md., in 1946, the 
surrounding countryside will be familiar 
to at least eight of the scientific and ad- 
ministrative employees. Those staff 
members are men and women who once 
were students at Maryland, whose class 
years range from 1917 through 1944. And 
when they transfer to White Oak they will 
be just four miles from the campus. 

Maryland representatives are: William 
John Donahue, '37; Howard Conrad 
Filbert, Jr., '41 ; Francis Gordon Pitts, still 
a student: Ira Bryant Talton, '17; Shirley 
Thomas, '44; Mortan A. Hyman, '44; 
Mary Spielman, '44; and Albert H. Sell- 
man, '17. 

Donahue received his B.S. in mechani- 
cal engineering; Filbert took his B.S. in 
mechanical engineering and is a member of 
Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa and 
Phi Kappa Phi. Talton holds a B.S. in 
chemistry and was a Navy lieutenant, 
Supply Corps, in World War I. He now is 
a chemical engineer at XOL. 

Hyman Was Honor Student 

Hyman was graduated with honors in 
mathmetics and is a member of Phi Eta 
Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and the Math- 
metical Association of America. Miss 
Spielman, who was graduated with a B.S. 
degree, majored in home economics and 
practical art. Sellman was graduated with 
a B.S. degree and is a member of Sigma 
Chi. 

Sellman is director of the Technical 
Services Department of the Laboratory, 
which will be the "key to the Navy research 
program," according to Rear Admiral 
George F. Hussey, chief of the Bureau 
of Ordnance of the Navy Department. 
The White Oak project, which comprises 
an area of 938 acres in Montgomery and 
Prince Georges Counties, will employ 
about 1700 in its peace-time research 
organization. 

Capt. W. G. Schindler. USX, officer-in- 
charge of the Laboratory, holds the Navy 
Cross and Silver Star Medal for heroism 
in action against the Japanese. When his 
carrier Vorktown went down in the battle 
of Midway, he was serving as rear seat 
gunner on a SB I) dive bomber and is 
recognized as the first American flyer to 
account for a Jap Zero in aerial combat. 

It was the Laboratory which developed 
the mines which the 20th Bomber Com- 



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Standing: Ira B. Talton, Mortan A. Hyman, H. C. Filbert, Jr. 
Seated: Mary Speilman, Shirley Thomas, William J. Donahue. 



known for his development of cosmic ray 
measuring equipment. 

Alumnus Sellman has been at the Naval 
Ordnance Laboratory since 1931. Be- 
cause of the proximity of the Laboratory 
to the University and the projected plan 
for mutual research to be conducted by 
the two institutions, he predicts that the 
number of Old Line grads at the Labora- 
tory will have greatly increased by the 
time of the transfer to White Oak from 
the present headquarters at the Navy 
Yard in Washington. 

Sellman entered the Signal Corps of the 
Army after receiving a bachelor of science 
degree in electrical engineering at the 
University in 1917. He served in France, 
where he was attached to the Xo. 1 Air 
Depot for more than a year. 

In 1919 Sellman joined the Bureau of 
Standards as a ballistics expert, and — 
except for the 192 U22 school year when he 
taught mechanical engineering at Georgia 
Tech — has remained in a government 
service since that time. 



McDonnell has office 

C. C. McDonnell, D. Sc, '20, formerly 
chief of Insecticide Division, Office of 
Marketing Service of the U. S. Depart- 
ment Agriculture, has opened an office as 
technical consultant in Chevy Chase, Md. 




A. H. SELLMAN 



mand dropped into the Inland Sea and 
other strategic Japanese waterways to 
paralyze completely all water-borne enemy 
commerce. The Laboratory also developed 
the parachutes which eased the deadly 
devices into the water from an altitude of 
10,000 feet. 

(apt. R. D. Bennett, USXR, noted 
scientist from M. I. T. is technical head of 
the Laboratory. He is internationally 



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Tydings, Bryd speak 
at Frederick fete 

Two of Maryland's illustrious alumni, 
Senator Millard E. Tydings, '10, and 
President H. C. Byrd, '08, were impressive 
speakers at the 200th anniversary celebra- 
tion at Frederick during Labor Day week- 
end. Many Maryland alumni figured in the 
colorful celebration. 

"Any nation that does not think of its 
past is beginning to sow the seeds of 
decay," said Senator Tydings. 

"But the present day commands us to 
look ahead," he declared. "We must play 
our part on the stage that is just unfolding 
as well as our ancestors played theirs." 

Senator Tydings referred to the atomic 
bomb and said it "seems almost com- 
manded by Providence to find ways of 
living together in safety and with steady 
progress rather than by these continual 
wars every 30 years or so. 

"Are we of this generation worthy of the 
challenge of the day as these people of 
Frederick have been during the last 200 
years? I believe we are, but it won't be 
Easy." 

He said Frederick was fortunate to have 
kept so much of the past and to have 
blended with it so much of the future. 

In similar vein. Dr. Byrd, said Frederick 
can "do no better than translate its future 
into the living faith of our fathers." 

Dr. Byrd, too, hoped for permanent 
peace, but he said he "seriously doubts 
that this Nation can grow up side by side 
with one that casts aspersions on the 
Christianity upon which we stand." 

"Let us build our great roads, our public 
buildings and monuments," he said, "but 
if we fail to build respect for religion and 
civilization, we shall destroy these monu- 
ments to which we pay tribute today." 

* * * 

Ala/. B. A. O'Neill goes 
into private practice 

MARINE MAJ. B. A. ("RED") 
O'NEILL, Engneering, '36, inventor of 
the famous bilge pump that kept amphibi- 
ous tractors afloat during their landing 
operations in the Pacific war. has been 
discharged from the Marine Corps Re- 
serve to enter private engineering practice 
in Washington. 

Maj. O'Neill instigated research in 
ordnance equipment that included an 
anti-tank mine destroyer, a jet unit for 
propelling boats, an incendiary bomb, de- 
signed the base plate for the Sl-mm 
mortar, perfected a beach mine destroyer, 
as well as a new recoil oil for guns. 




Big day for Old Liners— Col. Harvey L. (Heiine) Miller being congratulated by 
Leonard P. Walsk, president of the Touchdown Club of Washington where the Mary- 
land publicity man and boxing coach spoke recently. He also introduced the new foot- 
ball coaches, Paul Bryant, Carney Laslie, Frank Moseley and Ken Whitlow. Bryant 
made some remarks that brought down the house. 



Attractive R.O.T.C. benefits offered 

in resumption of military courses 



Attractive new benefits for students 
taking part in R.O.T.C. activities at 
Maryland and other schools with units 
including returning veterans, have been 
announced by the Army with the resump- 
tion of military courses that were sus- 
pended on March 1, 1943, when the draft 
age was lowered to IS years. 

Among the new benefits offered are ( 1 i 
free military textbooks; (2) free uniforms, 
to be worn at any time; (3) monetary 
allowance of $185 a year for each of the 
last two years of the course; (4) S75 pay 
for attending a six-week ROTC camp dur- 
ing the summer following the first year of 
advanced ROTC. 

Veterans, attending colleges and uni- 
versities under the CI Bill of Rights, will 
be entitled to these benefits. 

The first two years will be devoted to 
basic training, the last two to advanced 
training. 

Veterans taking advantage of the new 
rules governing ROTC will be given credit 
for two years basic training if they have 
had a year's service in the armed forces. 
Those with only six months Army training 
get credit for one year basic. For the next 
few years the Army expects veterans to 
furnish majority of ROTC trainees. 



Advanced students will retain their 
civilian status while under contract with 
the government. In this contract, the 
student agrees to complete the two-year 
course, then accept an appointment as a 
second lieutenant in the ORC. 

Maryland will offer infantry and signal 
corps courses. To be accepted for either, 
the student must not be under 19 years of 
age nor over 26, must meet the physical 
standards prescribed for reserve officers, 
pass the AGCT with a score of at least 
110, contemplate at least two years of 
college work, and must have completed 
two years of basic ROTC or spent one 
year on active duty. In addition, only 
electrical engineering students will be 
accepted by the signal corps. 

(Men familiar with the pre-war course 
will recall that college prexies and the 
PMST'S considered applications and 
recommended Presidential appointments.) 

In addition to a six-week summer course 
at an army camp (Fort Meade in pre-war 
days), the program has a plan calling for 
five hours of instruction per week for not 
less than 64 weeks. 



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Maryland, in great upset, beats Virginia, 19-13 



'This story of Maryland's 19-13 upset 
victory over Virginia in Washington on 
November 4, by Francis Stann in the 
Washington Star, describes the momen- 
tous occasion so vividly and accurately 
that it would be foolish to take the time 
to write another W.I 1 .11. ) 



With 65 seconds remaining to play and 
unbeaten, untied Virginia nursing a I3-tO- 
12 lead, Freshman Bill Poling ol the 
University of Maryland hit Substitute 
End Don Gleasner with a 45-yard pass for 
a touch-down yesterday at Griffith 
Stadium and probably shattered the 
Cavaliers' bowl hopes with a 19-13 upset. 

Gleasner, a basket ball player and one 
of the two seniors on Maryland's squad, 
snatched the ball over the head of Vir- 
ginia's highly touted Charley Ellis and 
lurched 5 yards across the goal to climax 
one of the most dramatic battles in local 
football history. 

A wild-eyed crowd of 14.000 chilled 
spectators saw the underdog Terrapins 
outplay the Cavaliers, throughout the 
entire game, with the exception of the first 
6 minutes of the third quarter, and yet as 
Poling cocked his arm for the winning play 
the Terps appeared certain losers. 

Poling Provides Extra Punch. 

The frosh-predominated Marylanders, 
outweighed and inexperienced, were down 
on Virginia's 19 and 5 yard lines in the 
opening quarter, but failed to score. In the 
final period Maryland reached Virginia's 3 
and 20, and again lost the ball. The Terps 
clearly outplayed the Cavaliers, but with 
6 minutes to go they were losing, 1 3-6, and 
with 65 seconds left they required some- 
thing extra special to save the day. 

That extra special package was Poling, 
.i little 158-pounder who outclassed Ellis 
and his crack running mate, Ray Broun, 
yesterday. With two minutes left, Poling 
was kicked in the head by a big Cavalier 
guard and removed from the game in a 
dazed condition. When Virginia was 
forced to punt less than a minute later, he 
re-entered the game and, on the first play 
after Team-mate Sam Behr returned the 
ball to the Cavaliers' 4.5, he unleashed his 
touchdown heave to snap the visitors' 
14-game winning streak. 

Maryland Outclasses Virginia. 

Poling had plenty of help. Gleasner 
caught two touchdown passes and Behr 
ran back a kick-off 90 yeards for a touch" 
down. Maryland's line, particularly the 
guards and tackles, piled up Virginia's 
running attack so that it was neglible most 



of the time. But Poling was the star, 
breaking loose for runs of 47. 1 1 and 52 
yards from scrimmage, returning punts for 
good yardage and, finally, hurling two 
pay-off passes. 

A team with a sound running game, 
Maryland outclassed the enemy by gain- 
ing 24.S yards on the ground to 122, and by 
making 13 first downs to (S. Virginia, a 
passing team, completed 5 of 1') tosses for 
65 yards, none for scores, but Maryland, 
completing 4 ol <S lor 77 yards had two 
aerials count for touchdowns. 

In command ot the ball throughout the 
first period and most ot the second, Mary- 
land allowed the Cavaliers to penetrate its 
territory in a scoring position only once. 
Virginia got as far as Maryland's 20. but 
bogged down. 'Then, late in the period, a 
break went against the Terps. 

Cavaliers Score on Fumble. 

A 1 5-yard holding penalty set them back 
to their own 5, following a Virginia punt. 
Joe Pietrowski. another trosh, stood 
behind his goal in punt formation and 
fumbled a high pass from center. Betore he 
could recover, Left End Bill Pickett fell 
on the ball tor a Virginia touchdown and 
Ellis added the extra point to make it 7-0. 

The score remained 7-0 approximately 20 
seconds, tor on the kick-off Behr gathered 



Vol. XVII 



Xo. 7 



December, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First V ice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



Jim Kennard's boot on his 10 and, behind 
fine blocking, raced 90 yards for a score. 
Maryland's Ed Schwartz missed the point, 
however, and it was 7-6 at the half. 

Maryland's chances appeared blackest 
early in the third quarter, when Virginia 
finally began to resemble a team bound for 
a bowl. First the Cavaliers banged down to 
the Old Liners' 5, but they were held. 
After the punt they started rolling again. 
T, iking the ball on Maryland's 34, Vir- 
ginia scored on the fourth play as Virgil 
Perry ran 19 yards'for a touchdown. This 
time Ellis missed the point. 

Pass Puts Terps Close. 

A 20-yard runback of a punt by Poling 
put the ball on Virginia's 22 midway the 
final period. Harry Bonk picked up 12 
yards around end and then Poling passed 
to Gleasner for a touchdown to make it 
15-12. Poling, trying the kick himself, 
was short with his placement. 

That's the way it stood when after 
another Maryland drive fizzled on the 
enemy 23, Behr carried Brown's punt 
back to Virginia's 45. Here Poling, a bit 
groggy, perhaps, but accurate to the nth 
degree, threw his pass to Gleasner. 

Virginia got four chances thereafter to 
connect with passes, but failed to pick up a 
first down and Maryland had only to run 
off one end run to kill off the remaining 
two seconds — and, perhaps, the Cavaliers] 
bow I chances. 

Pos. Virginia (13) Maryland (19i 

L. E. Pickett Morter 

L. T. Kirkland Orach 

E.G. ( iianakos Schwartz 

( ". Sipe Schrecengost 

R. ( 1. . Cantrell Johnston 

R. T. Parlow Kinney 

R. E. . . . Jameson ( 'rosland 

y. B. Sullivan Schultz 

I .. II.. Brown Behr 

R. II. Sinclair Poling 

F. B. Kennard Bonk 

Virginia 7 6 — 13 

Maryland 6 13—19 

Virginia scoring: Touchdowns — Pickett, 
Perry (sub for Brown). Points after touch- 
down — Ellis (sub for Sullivan I (placement! 
Maryland scoring: Touchdowns — Behr. 
Gleasner (sub for (rosland) 2. Points after 
touchdown— Schwartz (placement ), 

Substitutes: Maryland — Ends, Gleasned 
McCarthy, Evans: tackle, Fehr: guards. 
Fritz. Bissell, ("esky; center, Barkalow: 
backs. Pietrowski, Greer, Idler. Chisari 
Virginia — Ends. Miller. Kiewer: tackles. 
Speer, Barbour; guards, ( onnair, Slivinske: 
center, Sipe; backs, Ellis, Perry, Roth, 
Scott, Fray. 




Dick Toler, Maryland halfback, on a 55-yard journey for a touchdown 
in the Homecoming game with Y. M. I. (Courtesy of Washington Star) 

Old Liners do all right on football field 



By Bill Hottel 

When this was written, Maryland's foot- 
ball team, which had won four games, lost 
two and tied one, was preparing for its big 
battle of the season with Virginia in 
Griffith Stadium in Washington. 

This argument has been settled and there 
is a story on the preceding page about it. 

Here was the Old Liners' record before 
Virginia contest: 

Maryland 39, Guilford 0. 
Maryland 21, Richmond I'. 0. 
Maryland 22, U. S. Mer. Mar. Acad. 6. 
Maryland 13, Virginia Tech. 21. 
Maryland 13, West Virginia 13. 
Maryland 14, William and Mary 33. 
Maryland 38, V. M. I. 0. 

Coach Paul Bryant's charges reached 
their peak in defeating V. M. I. on Home- 
coming Day with a smooth performance 
that doubtless would have turned the tide 
in the games that were lost. Naturally, 
the old grads who were back in goodly 
numbers were pleased over the impressive 
victory. It really gave a true tipoff on the 
capable coaching job that is being done by 
Bryant, Carney, Laslie, Frank Moseley, 
Al Heagy, Ken Whitlow and Herman 
Ball. In addition to their coaching 
ability, no finer group of fellows could be 



found anywhere. That's really the biggest 
asset. 



Triumphant Finish 

Here is a late bulletin to tell of 
Maryland's 19-13 triumph over 
South Carolina December 1, at 
Columbia to complete a brilliant 
season with six wins, two defeats 
and a tie. The Old Liners outplayed 
the Gamecocks by a good margin 
and had a 19-0 lead going into the 
last period. Then S. C. got hot with 
its passing and scored twice to 
make the game tight. Maryland, 
though, had possession of the ball 
when the final whistle blew. A 
review of the season will appear in 
the January issue. 

— W.H.H. 



Maryland actually played only one bad 
game of football. That was against Vir- 
ginia Tech when a game w-as lost that 
almost had been figured to be in the bag. 
The Old Liners just had an off day and 
were beaten by a team they ordinarily 
would whip four times out of five. 

That William and Mary score also is 
terribly misleading. In fact, for the first 



half and the first five minutes of the second 
the Old Liners appeared on the way to a 
comfortable victory, holding a 14-6 lead. 
Then the tide turned so quickly on the 
breaks of the game that even the invaders 
were startled. A blocked kick led to 
William and Mary's first touchdown, a 
fumble behind the goal gave it the second 
and two of its other three were the re- 
sults of blocked punts. Statistically the 
teams were about on a par. 

After Virginia, Maryland also had 
another substantial hurdle in the Southern 
Conference game with South Carolina at 
Columbia on December 1. A victory in 
this game would put the Old Liners well 
up in the loop standings as they now have a 
50-50 record with 2-2. Here is where that 
jolt by Virginia Tech hit hardest. 



Among the honor guests in the crowd of 
6,000 at the game were Gen. George C. 
Marshall, chief of staff, a V. M. I. gradu- 
ate, and Mrs. Marsh, ill; Maj. Gen. J. D. 
Patch, former head of the Department 
Military of Science and Tactics, and Brig. 
< .en. Robert X. Young, '22, now com- 
mandant of the Military District of Wash- 
ington. 



Homecoming is filled 
with joyous events 

There were many interesing and color 
ful activities at Homecoming on November 
10, in addition to the football team's 
flashy 38-0 triumph over Virginia Military 
Institute. The grand finale was the home- 
coming dance in the spacious new Armory. 

Prior to the start of the game, Phyllis 
Strock of Staunton, \'a., a freshman, was 
crowned Homecoming queen by Portia 
Searles of Baltimore, a member of the 
committee in charge of the day's events. 

Also before the game, the Maryland 
team autographed a football for Edward 
Fuller of Cumberland, Md., who quarter- 
backed the first eleven to represent the old 
Maryland Agricultural College in 1892. 
Pearre.C. Praugh, who played in the same 
team, also was present. 

Player of 1888 On Hand 

Another old-timer, Arthur Shanklin, a 
Baltimore lawyer, was among the alumni 
watching the game. He played on a foot- 
ball team representing the Baltimore 
schools in 1888. 

Between halves, gaily decorated floats, 
sponsored by the various fraternities on the 
campus, ranged around the gridiron as 
part of the homecoming parade. 

AOPI provided the winner among the 
many ingenuous and attractive displays 
with PEACE, a huge cluster of imitation 
red, white and blue roses that completely 
filled a big truck. 

Court Salutes Spectators. 

At the crowning of the queen, members 
of her court, clad in black and gold even- 
ing dresses and carrying yellow chrysan- 
themums, marched the length of the field 
and courtesied the spectators on both sides 
of the gridiron. They were escorted by 
Miss Searles and Mike Zetts, "M" Club 
student chairman. 

Two members of the court, Joanne 
Wallace and Lynn Throckmorton, then 
presented a bouquet of chrysanthemums to 
Mrs. Marshall on behalf of the University. 

Miss Storck, who is from Staunton, \'a., 
is the daughter of an army officer. She is 
a freshman student and a Kappa Delta 
pledge. 

Judges were Head Coach Paul Bryant, 
Coach Herman Ball, Dr. Norman Phillips 
and Dr. Ray Ehrensberger. Judging was 
for beauty and personality following inter- 
views with each candidate. 

Tri-Delta Gets Award. 

Next to AOPI's award in the float com- 
petition was the Tri-Delta triumph for 
the best decorated house. Prizes to these 
and the others were presented at the 
Homecoming dance. 




Phyllis Strock, Homecoming Day queen, is being 
crowned by Portia Searles. (Courtesy Washington Star) 



The Alpha Tau Omega-Alpha Xi Delta 
float tied with Pi Beta Phi's for second 
place, while Gamma Phi Beta shared 
fourth with the Phi Delta Theta-Sigma 
Kappa float. Second place in the house 
decorations went to Phi Sigma Sigma and 
third to Sigma Kappa. 

Bea Havens, who was chairman of Tri- 
Delt's decorations, and Phyllis Sell of 
AOPI, received the silver cups for their 
respective sororities. 

Dr. Ronald Bamford, head of the botany 
department, and Dr. Waldo E. Waltz, of 
the political science department, judged 
the houses. Float judges were Eddie 
Powell, retiring president of the "M" 
club; Gen. Young, Robert M. (Brent) 
Watkins, president of the Alumni Associa- 
tion; Mrs. John L. Whitehurst of the 
Board of Regents and Mrs. Marshall. 
Hob-Nob Is Big Success 

Outside the thrilling victory on the 



football field, the Hob-Nob and Tea in the 
new Armory following the grid game and 
filling in the time prior to dinner and the 
big dance probably was the most pleasing 
event of the day. 

It gave the opportunity for all kinds of 
reunions and gabfests and was compli- 
mented on all sides. It was such a huge 
success that it is sure to become an annual 
feature of Homecoming. Wives of mem- 
bers of the faculty served at the tea table. 

In the morning the annual tug-of-war 
between the frosh and the sophomores 
across Paint Branch in the center of the 
campus, resulted in the sophs being pulled 
into the water. Now the yearling's can 
toss away their "dunce" cap's. 

Maj. Wooser Wins Shoot 

Maj. Mallery Wooster, Berwyn, '28, 
won the annual alumni rifle shoot. He 
fired a perfect score, both prone and stand 




Gen. George Marshall Chief of Staff, United States Army, between the two captains for the Homecoming 
Day game, Les Daly (left) of Maryland and Bernie Skladany of V. M. I. (Courtesy of Washington Star) 



ig, with ten Vs. He was a member of the 
niversity's rifle team in 1925, 1926, and 
927. 

Lieut. Bob Rivello, '42, finished in 
:cond with a perfect score in both posi- 
ons for eight Vs. He was a member of 
le 1941 and 1942 rifle teams. H. W. 
erguson of Catonsville was third with 100 
>r prone position, 45 standing and five Vs. 

Adams Takes Turkey Event 

The turkey shoot, predicated on a 
ossible score of 300, was won by Donald 
I. (Ham) Adams, '28, of Washington, an 
S-"M" Club President, with a score of 
35. Roger T. Bollman of Baltimore, was 
;cond with 200 and W. B. Penn of 
[yattsville third with 195. 

Firing was in charge of Col. Harland C. 
iriswold, U. S. Army, Commandant of 
lilitary Science and Tactics at the 
"niversity. He is a distinguished rifleman. 

Suitable Time for Rejoicing 

Here is a message Dr. H. C. Byrd, 
diversity President, gave the Homecom- 
ig gathering. 



Homecoming and peace! How well the 
two words go together. Today, with the 
greatest sense of relief that we have had in 
five years, we welcome former students of 
the University back to the campus, on the 
occasion of a homecoming football game. 

The University withstood the rigors of 
war and is now beginning a period of post- 
war development during which it will 
achieve greatness and distinction in many 
fields of endeavor. Not the least of these 
achievements will be a regeneration of 
intercollegiate athletics. 

All of us, interested as former students 
of the University - , wish to see our athletic 
teams successful in competition with the 
large schools with which we compare so 
favorably in other educational depart- 
ments. The strength of our alumni, num- 
bering more than 20,000 and the interest 
of the people of the State generally, aris- 
ing from the services the University- 
renders, will make this accomplishment 
possible. 

In the name of the Board of Regents, the 
faculty and the students, I welcome all 
who are gathered today. 



Fire building started 

Work on the Fire Service Extension 
building is underway and it is expected to 
be completed by next May. The structure, 
153 feet by 53 feet, is located between the 
South end of Byrd Stadium and Chaney's 
Garage, fronting on the Washington- 
Baltimore Boulevard. 



Enrollment at 2,574, 
and still is growing 

Enrollment at the University, which 
still is growing gradually, had reached 
2,574 at the last announcement of 1945-46 
figures. Of these 3 10 are graduate students. 
They were distributed among the various 
schools as follows: 

Agricultural, 127; Arts and Sciences, 
1,063; Business and Public Administra- 
tion, 264; Education, 280; Engineering, 
234; and Home Economics, 296. 



Capt. Meade takes job 

in Havre de Grace 

CAPT. JAMES B. (JUMBO) MEADE, 
Education, '38, all-Southern halfback and 
all-America lacrosse player while at 
Maryland, has taken a position with the 
Maryland Company of Havre de Grace. 
He will be near old hunting grounds, as he 
starred for Tome School of Port Deposit 
before coming to Maryland. 

Meade, as a member of the Public Re- 
lations Department of the Maryland 
Company, also will be in charge of athletics 
for the youngsters of Havre de Grace 
between the ages of 10 and 20. 

Meade only recently got out of the 
service after two and a half years in the 
South Pacific as a paratrooper in the 503d 
Para-Infantry. 

After graduating from Maryland, Jim 
played two years with the Washington 
Redskins pro football team. 



Kurz hurls long aerial 
to win tilt in Germany 

Word from Wiesbaden, Germany, tells 
how Big Jim Kurz, former Maryland back, 
pegged a 57 yard pass for the 508th Para- 
chute Infantry eleven to register an upset 
victory over the 526 Armored Battle Axes, 
7 toO. 

End Billy Holbrook snagged the heave 
over his shoulder on a dead run for a 
touchdown. The entire play covered 80 
yards and thrilled 12,000. 

Kurz is due home in January and plans 
to return to College Park in September, 
'46 as a sophomore. He played freshman 
football in 1942. He is a member of Sigma 
Nu fraternity. His brother Don and sister 
Betty now are attending the University. 

Kurz, who stands 6 feet 2 inches and 
scales 195 pounds, would be a fine addi- 
tion to the squad of Paul Bryant and 
Company. He's a rugged triple-threat 
prospect, being an especially long kicker 
and a good passer and runner. He was all- 
high while at Central in Washington. 

Incidentally, the Holbrook mentioned 
is not Maryland's Bill. He happens to be 
Dr. Holbrook, interning at the University 
Hospital. It might possibly be Bill Hel- 
bock, a clever back who played on the 1941 
and 1942 teams. These two always were 
being confused, even to their mail, while 
fellow students at College Park. 



Lieut. Mont is playing on and coaching 
eleven rated-tops in European Theater 



1ST LIEUT. TOMMY MONT, who 
played quarterback on the Maryland 
elevens in 1941 and 1942, the latter season 
being Clark Shaughnessy's T combination 
that won seven of nine games, is general- 
ing and coaching the 3d Infantry Regiment 
at Heidelberg, Germany, which is rated 
the best grid outfit in the European 
Theater. 

In addition to playing at Maryland, 
Mont was the product of Herman Ball, 
now on the Old Line Athletic staff. Mont 
then was starring for Allegany High of 
Cumberland where Ball was having great 
success as a T purveyor. Employing the T 
as he was taught by Ball and Shaughnessy, 
Mont has welded together some of the 
finest talent overseas. 

Seventh Army fans flock to the site of 
the "Coackades" games because Mont has 
developed the "T" to such perfection that 
his plays run off with smoothness, giving 
the fans some top thrills in speed and de- 
ception. Not content with performing the 
best coaching job in the circuit, Mont has 
been the spark and the brain behind the 
team's offense, which has rolled up 76 





JIM MEADE 



TOM MONT 

points. He's usually the best back on the 
field. 

His mates unhesitatingly gave Mont 
credit for the team's success, but he refuses 
to accept the wreath. He says his boys 
play because they like football, and they 
don't mind the long hours of practice and 
blackboard drills that the thorough Mont 
puts them through at the team's head- 
quarters in Darmstadt. 

There's plenty of talent to help Mont in 
his plans for his outfit to be the ETO 
champion. Jack Mitchell, freshman star at 
Texas in 1942; Phil Cutchin, halfback for 
Kentucky; Al Anderson, rangy end from 
Georgia; Bill Utz, husky tackle from 
Western Reserve; John Donahue, once 
guard for George Washington, and Forrest 
Bachman, center and a product of 
Nebraska, contribute greatly to the team's 
record. 

* * * 

Ensign Watson on staff 
assignment in Rome 

ENSIGN GEORGE B. (SKEETS) 
WATSON, A.B., '38, and later a graduate 
of the Law School, one of Maryland's all- 
time greats in lacrosse, has been assigned 
to the Disposal Division of the Mediter- 
ranean Theater Staff with Headquarters 
in Rome. 

George played on the 1936, 1937 and 
1938 teams. The first two were national 
collegiate champions and the other was 
runner-up. 

Before enter the service, Watson was an 
attorney for the Maryland Casualty 
Company. His father is Wilson W. Wat- 
son, Sr., of Towson, Md. 



Colonel Miller in new role of pessimist 
but good fistic team may be expected 



With Col. Harvey L. (.Heinie) Miller 
back on the job after a wartime absence of 
five years to again tutor the boxing team 
at Maryland interest in this sport has 
soared. The thud of the leather daily in 
the new Armory is loud enough to be 
heard on the Baltimore-Washington Boule- 
vard, a block distant. 

It will be recalled that when Miller 
first took over an Old Line boxing squad 
in 1937 he reversed the tradition of crying 
towel coaches by blandly announcing, 
"We'll have an undefeated season and the 
Southern Conference title." That's just 
what happened. It was Maryland's first 
ring title. Another followed in two years 
with an entirely new team. Currently, 
however, Heinie is not so optimistic. 

"The boys reporting for boxing," Miller 
said, "physically are below the pre-war 
standards. The better built lads are else- 
where, apparently. But the old Maryland 
spirit is there. Against schools encounter- 
ing the same difficulties which confront us 
in boxing, we ought to win, but against 
schools such as West Point, Coast Guard 
Academy and Merchant Marine Academy, 
where physical fitness is a prerequisite, 
we'll have a tough going. Not that I think 
those schools or any other will learn any 
more about boxing than we will and, 
possibly, by a good working knowledge of 
the ring game, we may do better than now 
is anticipated." 

Two Civilian Opponents 

It is expected that many more schools 
will resume boxing next season and then it 
should be possible to arrange a better- 
balanced schedule. As matters stand, 
Virginia and Catholic U. are the only 
civilian teams on the 8 match program, 
which is as follows: 

January 19 — Army at College Park. 

January 25 — U. S. Merchant Marine 
Academy at Kings Point, X. Y. 

February 2 — South Carolina. 

February 9 — U. S. Merchant Marine 
Academy at College Park. 

February 16 — Army at West Point. 

February 23 — U. S. Coast Guard 
Academy at College Park. 

March 2 — Catholic U. at Washington. 

January 5 and 12 and March 2, 9, 16 and 
23 are open dates and any or all will be 
filled if possible. 

Miller, despite his tinge of pessimism, is 
not badly off with material and may be 
counted upon to turn out a winning out- 
fit. He has on hand five men who have 
won letters in the past two years. All were 
on last year's squad that won only one 
match, lost five and tied one, and these 




TOM MALONEY 

scrappers are certain to show to better 
advantage under Heinie's tutelage. Some 
of his new talent also is said to be very 
satisfactory. 

They are Bill Coakley, who has fought 
at both 125 and 135 pounds; Bill Filbert, 
another 135-pounder; Bill Greer, at present 
a football back, who scales 145 for the 
ring; Tom Maloney, an ace at 155- 
pounds who lost only one of his seven 
bouts last season, and Ken Malone, who 
can battle either as a light-heavy or a 
heavyweight. 



Basketball Card 

Dec. 18 — Marine Corps Institute. 

Dec. 20 — Marshall College. 

Dec. 21 — Quantico Marines. 

Dec. 28 — Merchant Marine Academy at 

Kings Point. 
Dec. 29 — Stevens at Hoboken. 
Jan. 4 — Duke at Durham. 
Jan. 5 — Xorth Carolina State at Raleigh. 
Jan. 7 — Xorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Jan. 16 — Navy at Annapolis. 
Jan. 19 — Xorth Carolina State. 
Jan. 23 — Virginia. 
Jan. 25 — Duke. 
Jan. 26 — Hampden-Sydney. 
Feb. 2 — George Washington. 
Feb. S — Xorth Carolina. 
Feb. 9 — Virginia at Charlottesville. 
Feb. 14 — Merchant Marine Academy. 
Feb. 16 — Richmond V. 
Feb. 20 — William and Mary. 
Feb. 23 — West Virginia. 
Feb. 27 — Army at West Point. 



Prospects are bright 
for winning quintet 

Although Jack Flynn is the only left 
over from last season, new talent should 
give Burton Shipley the best basket ball 
team in many years. Flynn, who scored 
204 points in 15 regular season games in 
1944-45, is heading a large contingent 
which has been practicing for sometime, 
but real strength will be gained when Ship 
gets a half dozen or so tossers from the 
football squad. 

Leading basketers, who'll have to do the 
playing in the early games in addition to 
Flynn are: Bob Fetters, who was with the 
1941-1942 array before going into the 
service; Joe Baumann, also back from the 
service, and Buck Loomis, both from 
Mount Rainier; Lee Clark and Naylon 
Eshbaugh from Greenbelt High, and three 
Washingtonians, John Hughes from St. 
John's, George Jelly from Gonzaga and 
Bill Lake from Coolidge. 

This makes a better outfit than Ship had 
last season and some of the others on the 
big squad should develop. 

However, it is Don Gleasner, Vic 
Turyn, Bill Poling, Joe Pietrowski, La Rog 
Morter and Pat McCarthy from the Mary- 
land's amazing grid aggregation who will 
give real power to the team. All are good, 
with Gleasner, Turyn and Poling being 
rated exceptional. 

It hardly is likely that any of them will 
do any playing until after the holidays, but 
Ship surely could use them starting with 
that Southern Conference trip on January 
4. They'll need a respite from the football 
seasons that closed with the game with 
South Carolina at Columbia on December 
1. 

Maryland's attractive 21 -game schedule 
calls for 13 contests at home and eight 

away. 

* * * 

Muncks now Captain 

It is CAPT. JOHX D. MUXCKS now. 
The former SGA proxy and lacrosse goalie 
at Maryland and Engineering, '39, who 
has been in the India-China-Burma area 
since June, 1943, recently was elevated 
from a first lieutenacy. His wife is the 
former Sallv Yaide, AOPI. 



Fishkin is teaching 

Samuel W. Fishkin, '30, is teaching 
biology at Anacostia High School in 
Washington. He also is key teacher for 
visual instruction. 



Old Liners receive 



LIEUT. COL. LEWIS W. (BIG 
KNOCKS ) THOMAS, JR., '28, one of 
Maryland's finest gridmen and trackmen 
of all-time, as a member of the 12th Air 
Force, has been awarded the Legion of 
Merit — one of the Army's highest decora- 
tions — for his outstanding service as wire 
officer during the African, Sicilian, Italian 
and Southern France invasions. 

Knocky, who was a 10-second 100-yard 
dashman and fast-stepping quartermiler, 
was a great back on the football teams of 
1925, 1926 and 1927 and he and Myron 
(Mike) Stevens teamed-up as one of the 
best all-around backfield pairs in Old Line 
history. They played stellar roles, offen- 
sively and defensively, as Maryland 
whipped Yale in 1926 by 15-0 and shone 
in many other games, singly and collec- 
tively. 

Fred (Little Knocky) followed brother 
Lewis to Maryland and was outstanding 
in basket ball and baseball. 



(.APT. ORVILLE C. SHIREY, Arts 
and Sciences, '42, recently received the 
Legion of Merit at Leghorn, Italy, where 
the headquarters of the Army's peninsular 
base section are located. 

The decoration was for "exceptionally 
meritorious conduct in the performance of 
outstanding services in Italy and in 
France," as intelligence officer for the 
442d Japanese-American Combat team, 
the battle famed organization whose 
entire personnel and some officers were 
American citizens of Nipponese ancestry 
who volunteered to fight the enemies of the 
United States. 

Known as the most decorated outfit in 
the United States Army for the time spent 
in action, more than 4,000 members re- 
ceived the Purple Heart for wounds re- 
ceived in action against the Nazis. 

Capt. Shirey earned his award for his 
work as the Plans and Operations Officer 
for the Third Battalion of the Infantry 
Regiment during the Fifth Army's drive 
north of Rome to and across the Arno 
River in Italy, the epic rescue of the Lost 
Battalion in the forests of northeastern 
France and the Seventh Army break- 
through in the Yosges Mountains, and as 
the Regimental Intelligence Officer in the 
spring offensive of the Fifth Army which 
forced the German armies in northern 
Italy to surrender unconditionally. 

His citations mention that "when an 
enemy roadblock delayed the advance of a 




LEWIS (KNOCKY) THOMAS 

unit and pinned down a Battalion Com- 
mand Group near Sasseta, Italy, Captain 
Shirey, although under heavy enemy fire, 
maintained radio contact with another 
platoon and successfully directed a man- 
euver which forced the enemy to abandon 
his strategic position. Later during the 
fighting in Northern France, near Bru- 
yeres, he led an operational reconnaissance 
patrol to select mortar positions, a Com- 
mand Post site and to establish a supply 
route, and although engaged by the enemy 
and fired upon by machine guns and 
snipers successfully completed his mission. 

Capt. Shirey is the son of Mrs. Olive P. 
Shirey of Cumberland and came to Mary- 
land from Allegany High. He was a mem- 
ber of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity-. 

He wears the Combat Infantryman's 
Badge, the Presidential Distinguished 
Unit Badge, and battle participation stars 
for the Rome-Arno River, the Rhineland, 
the North Appenines, and Po Yalley cam- 
paigns on his European Theater of Opera- 
tions Ribbon. 



service awards 



S/SGT. KENNY BRANSDORF, '43, 
former Old Line baseball catcher and 
member of Sigma Nu, is home from the 
Marianas where he served with the 58th 
Bombardment Wing, pioneer super-fort- 
ress wing. He wears the Air Medal with 
two Clusters, the Distinguished Flying 
Cross, and the Distinguished Unit Cita- 
tion. He also has four campaign stars on 
his Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon. 

Formerly stationed in the India-China 
theater, he participated in 32 missions 
against Japanese targets. Members of his 
group were in the first B-29 mission 
against the Japanese mainland June 15, 
1944. He has resumed his studies at the 

University. 

* * * 

1ST LIEUT. CHESTER F. (BUD) 
MAUMOWICZ, JR.. who spent his 
freshman year at Maryland, has been 
visiting his parents in Silver Spring, Md., 
after a long siege as a B-29 navigator in 
the Pacific. He completed 31 missions 
prior to the war's termination. He was 
due at Tampa, Fla., on December 1 for 
reassignment. He was flown home with 
the 58th Wing after being overseas nine 
months. 

Lieut. Naumowicz, who came to Mary- 
land from Blair High in the fall of 1942, 
wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, the 
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, 
the Distinguished Unit Citation, and the 
Pacific theater ribbon with three stars. 



LIEUT. COL. CHARLES L. COGS- 
WELL, U. S. M. C, Arts and Sciences, 
'36, recently was awarded the Bronze Star 
in a ceremony at the headquarters of Fleet 
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Pearl 
Harbor. He was a member of Delta Sigma 
Phi while at Maryland. 

Col. Cogswell served for a year on the 
staff of Admiral Nimitz in the logistics 
section. The award was given for his ser- 
vices through the campaigns for Iwo Jima 
and Okinawa and during the occupation of 
Japan. He was called to active duty from 
the reserves in 1940. He served with the 
1st Division at Guadalcanal. 

At present, he and his wife, Mrs. 
Margaret Hoyt Cogswell, are living at the 
home of his sister, Mrs. Oscar W. B. Reed. 
Jr., in Silver Spring. 

Mrs. Reed, as Phyllis Cogswell, also 
attended the University. 

{Continued on next page) 



8 



Lieut. Cooky is honored 
for bravery in action 

FIRST LIEUT. JACQUELIN S. 
COLEY, Agriculture, '43, who at present 
is at DeWitt General Hospital at Au- 
burn, Calif., for treatment, has received 
the Bronze Star Medal for gallantry in 
action on July 6, 1944, near Carenton, 
France. He also received the Purple 
Heart for wounds suffered there and 
previously. His citation in part read: 

"Lieut. Cooley undertook the task of 
outposting the Battalion Sector. After 
completing his reconnaissance of the area, 
he proceeded to lead his men to their 
positions. As they advanced across an 
open field the enemy suddenly opened fire 
with machine guns wounding his mes- 
senger. Although wounded himself, 
Lieut. Cooley moved to the aid of the 
wounded man and brought him to safety. 
Refusing to be evacuated, he then re- 
entered the open field and led the advance 
upon the enemy. While doing so he was 
again wounded but continued on directing 
and encouraging his men until the area 
was secured. Despite being weakened by- 
loss of blood, Lieut. Cooley returned to the 
Company CP and reported the positions 
of his men. Lieut. Cooley's outstanding 
bravery and aggressiveness reflect the 
highest credit upon himself and exemplify 
the finest traditions of the armed forces of 
the United States." 

Lieut. Cooley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. S. Cooley of Berwyn. While at Mary- 
land, he won Phi Kappa Phi honors, was a 
member of Delta Theta Fraternity and 
Rossbourgh Club and earned his letter in 
track. His sister, Eleanor Graham 
Cooley, got her B.S. at Maryland in 193S 
after transferring from Duke and her 
Master's at Cornell in 1939. She later 
almost completed work for a Ph. D. at 
Minnesota, where she received a degree on 
Library Science. She now is with the 
Agricultural Library in Washington after 
being head of the Botany, Pharmacy, 
Chemistry Library at Iowa U. 



Lt. Johnson now dad, 
plans to leave Army 

Lieut, and Mrs. Henry C. Johnson have 
announced the arrival of a son, Lawrence 
Henry, on October 9. Lieut. Johnson, '39, 
and a member of Sigma Xu, has been 
stationed at Drew Field, Tampa, Fla., as 
base personal affairs officer. 

He expects to leave the service soon and 
return to the position with the Standard 
Oil Company where he was employed 
before entering the service in September, 
1942. 




Capt. Orville Shirey being congratulated by Brig. Gen. 
Francis Oxx after receiving Legion of Merit. (Army Photo) 



(Continued from preceding page.) 

LIEUT. COL. COGSWELL, who 
has been placed on inactive duty, has 
many other decorations. He won the 
Silver Star on Guadalcanal for his efforts, 
though badly wounded, in saving an 
ammunition dump which was under 
Japanese aerial bombardment. After be- 
ing invalided home he returned to the 
Pacific for the final push against the 
Japanese. 

He also holds the Purple Heart, First 
Division Presidential Citation Medal, the 
American Defense medal with star for 
overseas service in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 
the Atlantic Medal, the Pacific Medal with 
two stars and the Marine Corps Reserve 
Service Medal. 

Lieut. Col. Cogswell got his training 
with the Fifth Battalion, Marine Corps 
Reserve of Washington, which was com- 
manded by Col. Harvey L. (Heinie) 
Miller, Maryland boxing coach and 
publicity director. He was outstanding in 
this organization and later attended 
platoon leader's classes at O uar >tico. 



MAJ. JAMES B. BURXSIDE, Com- 
merce, '41, received the Silver Star last 
June in Le Havre, France, for leadership 
and gallantry in action at Chateau de 
Fontenay in June, 1944, in the Normandy 
Peninsula campaign. Maj. Burnside, who 
was in the 5th Infantry Division, returned 
to his home, 3802 Ignomar Street in 
Washington, in July and from there went 
to Camp Burtner, N. C. 




LIEUT. COL. CHAS. COGSWELL 

Richard Bowser shares 
in many Navy scraps 

Richard B. Bowser, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Y. C. Bowser of Silver Spring, who went 
into the service while an engineering stud- 
ent at Maryland in 1942, now rates as a 
Navy veteran. Most of his time has been 
spent in the Pacific area. 

Bowser saw action in the Solomons, 
Philippines and the Marianas aboard the 
heavy destroyer USS Wadsworth. He has 
the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with seven 
battle stars. 



Byrd needed in contest against Indians 
he helped defeat 40 years previously 



There is an explanation why Maryland 
lost to William and Mary at College Park 
on November 3. It was because Curley 
Byrd was sitting in a box as a spectator 
instead of being in the line-up as he was in 
1905, the last time the Old Liners met the 
Indians from Williamsburg. They won 
that game 17-0, and it was Byrd's first 
season as an Old Line gridder. 

Things changed greatly for Byrd during 
the 40-year interim between grid games. 
He climbed up the ladder from player and 
coach until now he is president of one of 
the biggest, best and fastest-growing 
educational institutions in the country. 

Quarterbacked Team. 

Byrd, along with his degrees and high 
responsibilities, has taken on some weight, 
but with a hat covering his shock of gray 
hair (it once was jet-black) he is said to 
have about the same facial expression as 
when he played right end in that game 40 
years ago. 

He changed to quarterback the next 
season, then, as now, not being content 
unless he was running things. He did all 
right, too, as a general, captained the 1907 
eleven and came back five years later to 
coach football and to quarterback the 
College Park and Baltimore schools into 
one team and the whole U. of M. outfit to 
a top rung on the educational ladder. 

Byrd weighed all of 139 pounds when he 
played against William and Mary and got 
little heavier during his athletic career, 
which included stardom in baseball and 
track, as well as football. He competed 
only three years, as he was admitted to 
M. A. C. as a sophomore and he finished a 
tough engineering course in that space of 
time. 

Fred K. Nielsen, later noted in diplo- 
matic and State Department circles, was 
coach when Byrd arrived at College Park 
from Crisfield to play on an eleven that, 
with the exception of a couple of players 
from Washington, was made up of State 
talent. 

Team That Beat W. and M. 

Here's the team that played against 
William and Mary: 

John Bosley, left end; J. L. Iglehart, left 
tackle; W. A. N. Bowland, left guard; 
L. M. Church, center; H. L. Hatton, right 
guard; Robert Ruffner, right tackle; H. C. 
Byrd, right end; "Pete" Gait, quarter- 
back; Barney Cooper, left half; Guy Firor, 
right half; A. M. McXutt, fullback. 

Reserves were G. W. Wilson, J. E. 
E)arby, J. W. Sanford, Tom Mackall, W. 




CURLEY BYRD in 1905 

F. Lampkin, and the manager was L. F. 
Zerkel, who hailed from Luray, \"a. 

That team won 6 of 10 games, the other 
victims including Gallaudet and St. John's 
College of Annapolis. It was beaten by the 
Naval Academy, 17-0, and by Western 
Maryland, Washington College and Dela- 
ware. Much solace, though, was found in 
the fact that the triumph over St. John's, 
27-5, was the first since 1893. 

Byrd rates Cooper as one of the greatest 
backs he's ever seen. "Neither William 
and Mary nor Maryland, I am sure, will 
present a back as good as Cooper," Byrd 
said before the game, "If they do, I hope 
we have him." 

— W. H. H. 



Williams is choosen 
prexy of "M" Club 

A. Y. (Avy) Williams, '16, president, 
M. M. (Tater) Clark, '22, vice-president; 
Dr. Ernest N. Cory, '09, secretary; 
treasurer, and Talbot M. (Tol) Speer- 
historian, are the officers of the "M" Club 
for the next year. They were elected at a 
meeting following the football game on 
Homecoming Day. 

Williams and Clark were newly elected, 
but Dr. Cory and Speer were retained in 
offices they have held for some years. 
Members at large and athletic members 
will be chosen by the "M" Club officers at 
their next meeting. 

Williams, now located in Baltimore, 
was an able center, his last season being on 
the strong 1916 eleven which won six of 
eight games and walloped Johns Hopkins 
by the score of 54-0. Williams also was a 
member of the squad the two previous 
seasons. 

Clark, in business in Washington, was 
an outstanding member of both the foot- 
ball and lacrosse teams. 

Dr. Cory, who is head of the Entomology 
Department of the University and State 
Entomologist and lives at College Park, 
was captain of the 1908 team, following 
Curley Byrd as Old Line grid leader. He 
also was a member of the track team. 

Speer, a Baltimore business man, was a 
capable all-around halfback who was 
especially noted for his kicking ability. 

Eddie Powell of Baltimore, who started 
lacrosse at Maryland back in 1910, was 
the retiring president. He still is a great* 
enthusiast for the stick pastime. 



A couple of suggestions 



Here are two pertinent suggestions we 
urge you to act upon without delay: 

1 — If you have any news of any kind or 
description about the Alumni or the 
University send it to the editor of the 
News. 

2 — If you have two bucks you can spare 
— either cash or check — hustle them to 
pay your alumni dues and subscription to 
the News to W. W. (Bill) Cobey, secre- 
tary of the Alumni Association, Cashier's 
Office, University of Maryland, College 
Park. Md. Also if you are not getting the 
News, please send your correct address. 



(You'll note that these suggestions are 
made by a couple of Bills. That's just 
what* we are plagued with, too, only there 
are more than two. You'll also note, if 
you have been a regular reader of the 
News — cash or credit — that it was jumped 
to 12 pages from 8 in an attempt to make 
it more attractive for you. If enough of 
you send in your two bucks we'll try to 
make it even bigger and better and even 
allow you to criticise our efforts. 

— W.H.H. 



10 



Dr. Steinberg home 
from goodwill trip 

Dr. S. S. Steinberg, dean of the College 
of Engineering recent ly returned from a 
goodwill tour of Latin America. He made 
a survey of engineering schools in the 
other American republics on a trip spon- 
sored by the Department of State. He 
\isited institutions and conferred with 
engineers in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, 
Chile. Argentine, Uruguay, Brazil, Vene- 
zuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and 
Cuba. 

Other purposes of his trip establish 
closer relations between the engineering 
educators of Latin America and those of 
the I'nited States, as well as between then- 
respective engineering societies; to arrange 
for exchange of professors; and to provide 
for a wider interchange ot engineering and 
technical literature. 

For this trip Dean Steinberg was 
designated the official representative of 
the Society for the Promotion of Engi- 
neering Education whose membership 
includes all engineering colleges in the 
I'nited States and Canada: and official 
representative of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, as well an the 
American Society ol Civil Engineers. 

During his trip Dean Steinberg was 
made an Honoran Professor of the Uni- 
versity of Ecuador; an Honorary Member 
of the Cultural Institute of Ecuador; and 
Special Representative to the United 
States of the Union of South American 
Engineering Associations, as well as of the 
Association of Engineers and Architects of 
Mexio i. 



Two former Old Liners 
at school in England 

Two tormer Maryland students. Tech- 
nician Eirth Grade Hugh W. Davis and 
"-lergt. Oscar R. Keirstead are enrolled at 
Shriveham University in England. 

T 5 Davis, from Cameron. West Va., 
is a student of commerce section courses, 
says SAU is "a better deal than any C, I 
expects to find in the Army." 

Sergt. Keirstead is taking courses in 
agricultural marketing, farm management 
and typing and is highlv gratified over the 
opportunity. 

Mine than 560 courses are offered and 
the students from 48 states exceed 3,000. 
There are 130 leading civilian instructors 
and KID officers and enlisted men on the 
faculty and exception.il facilities are pro- 
vided on the 700-acre campus. 




LIEUT, (jg) S. W. H. MELOV 

Lieut. Bob Dorn officially 
is given up as lost 

2ND LIEUT. ROBERT L. DORN. 
AAF, ( 'ommerce, '42, son ol Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert (',. Dorn of Riverdale, Md.. has 
been declared dead officially b\ the Wat- 
Department. He had been reported 
missing over Germany since January, 
1945. He was a co-pilot on a B-26, a 
.Martin Marauder light bomber, and was 
lost on his hrst mission. 

He entered the service in |une, 1D42. 
■liter winning his commission in the ROTC 
Unit. At first, he was in the anti-tank 
infantry, but transferred to the Air Forces 
July. 1943. He won his wings at Elling- 
ton Field, 1 exas. and had lurther training 
in Louisiana. He also put in time at 
various other air fields. Lieut. Dorn left 
the States in October, 1944, going to 
England. Later he took more training in 
Scotland and from Scotland went to 
France, December 15, 1944. 

Lieut. Dorn entered Maryland from 
Hyattsville High, lie was manager "I the 
track team and a member ol Sigma Chi 
I raternit y. 

Fund quota exceeded 

The 1 niversity exceeded its ( ommunity 
War Lund quota ol $3,000 in the recent 
drive. Mrs. Curry \. England ol the 
Home Economics College and Dr. Russell 
15. Allen ol the College ol Engineering 
were in charge ol the campaign on the 
campus. 



Lieut. Meloy is serving 

as aide to admiral 

LIEUT, (jg) SAMUEL W II. MELOV, 

USNR, Arts and Sciences, '35, has as- 
sumed new duties as flag secretary and 
aide to Rear Admiral ( ). F. Bryant, USX, 
Commander, Atlantic Fleet Operational 
Training Command. lie previously had 
served as assistant llag secretary and legal 
officer. 

The training organization to which 
Lieut. Meloy is attached embraces many 
tleet training centers and shakedown 
activities in major East coast ports. Per- 
sonnel for .ill surface ships commissioned in 
Atlantic and Gulf coast shipyards are 
trained under this command. 

After graduating from Maryland, Lieut. 
Meloy went to National University Law 
School in Washington from which he re- 
ceived his degree in 1939. He had his own 
law offices in Marlboro, Md., and Washing- 
Ion when he entered the service. His home 
is at Billingslea Farm, Marlboro. 

His wile is the former Frances Fanes' 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David D" 
Fanes of Richmond, Va. His parents are 
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Meloy of Wash- 
ington. 



Last of three Holbrook 
boys goes into service 

All three Holbrook boys, sons of Mr. and 

Mrs. W. Addison Holbrook of College 
Park, now are in I he service. Harold, who 
was a freshman at Maryland, was the 
latest to go. He's in the Navy. 

Lt. Col. Charles C. (Jack), Engineering, 
59, still is in l he European 'Theater, doing 
some special work in France. 

Bill, who look his pre-med at College 
Park and was an honor graduate of the 
Medical School in Baltimore last June, is 
interning at the University Hospital and 
w ill go on act iv e duty as a first lieutenant 
in the service next April. 

He's slated for the Army of Occupation 
duty, but, ol course, doesn't know whether 
it will be Europe or Japan. 

Charles (known as Jack every since he 
was a baby because his aunts liked that 
name 1 , has been in overseas service since 
August, I V4 1 , being in Iceland for more 
than two years before going to Europe. 
He was in the thick of the battle on the 
Western Trout as a member of the 5th 
Engineers It was that outfit that held so 
valiantly at Bastogne in the Battle of the 
Bulge until reinforcements could arrive. 



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LIEUT, (jg) M. F. KIRK 

Lea Engel is handling 
big job in Germany 

Miss Lea Engel, who got her A.B. and 
M.A., at .Maryland in 1935 and 1937, 
respectively, now is program director of an 
American Red Cross club in Heidelberg, 
Germany, and housed in an eighteenth 
century home, filled with priceless furni- 
ture, tapestries and art treasures and 
formerly operated as a museum. 

Where Duke Charles August of Weimar 
once lived and Goethe visited, Miss Engel, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Engel, 
4514 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, 
now welcomes about 7,000 soldiers a day. 
She taught in Washington High Schools 
before going overseas in September, 1944, 
to become program director of the Red 
Cross club in Manchester, England. 

The club where she is now working in 
ancient Hiedelberg is situated in a square 
surrounded by well kept gardens. Two of 
the second floor rooms have been restored 
in authentic manner, using the antiques 
that had been stored in the basement. In 
the rambling old house there are now 
attractive lounges, coffee and snack bars, 
and cozy rooms where the men take piano, 
art, bridge and dancing lessons, play games 
and read. 

The Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra 
plays in the Little Theater attached to the 
club and the GI's put on stage shows there. 
As many as 59 different events are 
scheduled each week, with 36,000 men 
taking part. While in the club, they con- 
sume 100,000 doughnuts a week and drink 
about 40,000 cups of coffee. 



Lieut, (jg) Kirk started 
as apprentice seaman 

It now is Lieut, (jg) Millard F. Kirk, 
C.E.C., USNR. He got his degree in 
Engineering in '43, and who has been in 
the service ever since. Lieut. Kirk, who 
rose from the ranks was promoted on 
June I, while on duty with the Seabees in 
the South Pacific. He often has served as 
executive officer of his base. 

He enlisted as an apprentice seaman, but 
was graduated and commissioned at the 
Notre Dame Midshipmens' School on 
June 20, 1940. 

Lieut. Kirk is the son of A. Raymond 
Kirk, 1211 Mollbore Terrace, Philadelphia. 



Lieut. Ramundo sent 
to Fort Des Moines 

LIEUT. MICHAEL R. RAMUNDO, 
Medical School, '41, has been assigned to 
duty at the Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 
Separation Center. He was a graduate of 
Syracuse before entering the Medical 
School where he was a member of Chi Phi 
fraternity. 

Commissioned a first lieutenant in the 
Medical Corps, September 29, 1944, Lt. 
Ramundo first was stationed at Fort Jay 
Regional Hospital, X. Y., and later at 
Carlisle (Pa.) Barracks. 

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Angelo 
Ramundo, live at 858 Maine Avenue, 
Clifton, X. J. 



Col. Lockbridge helped 
develop atomic bomb 

LIEUT. COL. ROBERT W. LOCK- 
RIDGE, Engineering '30, Army engineer, 
was among those who did important work 
on the atomic bomb project as technical 
assistant to the area engineer at Sante Fe, 
Xew Mexico. That is where the laboratory 
for the assembling of the bombs is located. 

During his 1 2 years of Army service Col. 
Lockridge has had many other notable 
assignments, including two years of foreign 
service. 

After graduating, Col. Lockridge re- 
ceived his early engineering experience 
with the Washington Suburban Sanitary 
Commission in Hyattsville. He came to the 
University for Eastern High School of 
Washington. He makes his home with his 
wife and five children in Marion, Ohio, but 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lock- 
ridge, live in Hyattsville, his father hold- 
ing an important War Department posi- 
tion. 




LIEUT. MICHAEL R. RANUNDO 



Partnership is formed 
by Block and Sirkis 

This letter from Eleanor Block Sirkis 
Education, '43, from Berkeley Calif., 
tells its own story: 

"After two years of receiving the 
Alumni Xews addressed to Eleanor Block 
I have decided to let you in on the 'secret', 
For that time I have been married to 
Lieut. Joseph Sirkis, Engineering, '42 
Joe and I have enjoyed reading the news) 
of other Maryland students and would 
appreciate it if you would continue send- 
ing the Xews to us at my mother's address 
3712 Forest Park Avenue, Baltimore lj 

"A word about what we are doing here" 
Joe has an Army Scholarship here at the 
University of California in the field of] 
engineering and is working his Master 
degree. I also have taken advantage of the 
opportunity and have done some studying 
in the Education-Graduate School. 

"I also thought that you'd be interested] 
in hearing that we had luncheon the other 
day with Lieut. (Sg) Gordon W. Prange. Ha 
also was studying here at California in the 
language department. He was learning] 
Russian, preparatory to going overseas 
We had a wonderful gab session, talking! 
over old school days and what has hap-l 
pened to other Marylanders. Most of oud 
information had been gained from the; 
Alumni News." 



Miss Preinkert chosen 
leader of registrars 

Miss Alma H. Preinkert, registrar of the 
University, was elected president of the 
Middle Atlantic Association of Collegiate 
Registrars in a recent meeting in the Hotel 
Pennsylvania in New York. 

While there Miss Preinkert ran across 
Robert H. Steen, B.S., '45, in Business and 
Public Administration (Commerce for 
short). He is manager of the American 
Broadcasting Theater in New York, which 
operates in conjunction with Station WJZ. 

* * * 

Dr. J. C. Shaw is named 
dairy husbandry head 

Dr. Joseph C. Shaw has taken over the 
position of professor of dairy husbandry at 
the University. He arrived at College Park- 
on December 1 following the attendance at 
a nutrition school at Cornell. 

lie is the author of many technical 
papers and articles on dairy physiology and 
will conduct research in dairy cattle nutri- 
tion. 

* * * 

Two new sociologists 

are added to staff 

Dr. Charles E. Hutchinson and Luke 
Ebersole recently were added to the soci- 
ology staff as associate professor and in- 
structor, respectively. 

Dr. Hutchinson, who received his Ph.D. 
from Southern California, came to Mary- 
land from U. of New Mexico. Besides be- 
ing a sociologist, he has had training in 
anthropology and teaches a course in that 
subject. 

Ebersole taught at Temple and Pennsyl- 
vania. He handles the lecture sessions of 
the Sociology of American Life course. 



Red Cross unit studied 

Maryland's unit of the Red Cross was 
chosen for a recent study by a group of 
workers from South America. 



Coeds to be limited 
to provide for vets 

Women students are being discouraged 
from entering the University's February 
semester to release dormitory facilities for 
veterans. 

Reflecting the educational jam caused 
by returning veterans throughtout the 
country, university authorities have de- 
cided to accept only "above average" 
students — both men and women — from 
among non-veterans. The new rules do not 
apply to students now enrolled.. 

Registration is expected to be 3,500 by 
February, about 300 above the prewar 
normal. Veterans entering total 300 men 
and women. This will bring the total 
veteran's enrollment to 600. 

An "acute" shortage of dormitory space 
has developed because a large number of 
students are living on the campus, in con- 
trast to prewar standards when there was a 
large group living at home. 

No guarantees will be made to new 
women students for dormitory rooms. 
However, tentative plans have been made 
tor construction of a new dormitory for 
women to be completed in June, 1947. 

Eight married veterans now are housed 
in Greenbelt and other Federal housing 
projects near the campus. 



Silver Star is awarded 
to Maj. Jim Burnside 

Maj. James B. (Jim) Burnside, '41, re- 
ceived the Silver Star on June 14, 1945, 
in Le Havre, France, for leadership and 
gallantry in action at Chateau de Fonte- 
nay in the campaign of the Normandy 
Peninsula a year previous. Maj. Burnside, 
who was in the 4th Infantry Division, now 
is stationed at Camp Burton, X. C. 

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whit- 
ing Burnside, live at 3802 Ignomar Street 
in Washington. 



Time to make, fulfill good resolutions 

Here is a suggestion for a New Year 
Solution that you should fulfill post- 
laste. That is to send in your two bucks 
or your alumni dues and the subscription 
:o the News. It is more important than 
m\ thing else, though, that you send your 
torrect address and if you are a girl grad 
ind have changed your name also to re- 
>ort it. In some cases where Maryland 



grads have been teamed up, the News is 
being mailed to both and being received 
by neither. A determined attempt is be- 
ing made to correct the mailing list and it 
is up to you to help out. There have been 
so many changes of addresses during the 
war period and in the workers at College 
Park that things have got considerably 
messed up. 



Four tutors gained 

by Chemistry Staff 

The staff of the Chemistry Department 
has been bolstered considerably by the 
addition of three new tutors and the 
return of an old member. 

Dr. Hugh B. Pickard, Dr. Ernest F. 
Pratt and Dr. G. Forrest Woods are the 
additions and Dr. E. Wilkins Reeve is the 
returnee. 

At present Dr. Reeve is doing only part- 
time teaching but will resume full duties 
in February. 

Dr. Pickard, whose graduate work was 
done at Northwestern, has been em- 
ployed the last few years on confidential 
research there. Prior to his return to 
Northwestern he taught at the College of 
Puget Sound. His major interests lie in 
physical chemistry. 

Dr. Pratt came from the Hercules Pow- 
der Company, where both he and his wife 
were employed as research chemists. His 
graduate studs - was done at Michigan and 
his major interests are in the sex hormone 
field. 

Dr. Woods holds a graduate degree 
from Harvard and came here from Cam- 
bridge where he has been engaged in con- 
fidential war research and in teaching 
activitives. Prior to the war Dr. Woods 
taught at American International College, 
Springfield, Mass. 



Vol. XVII 



No. 8 



January, 19-16 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annua) Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



Curley Byrd gets much praise for not forsaking football during war 



Here is some interesting comment by 
Francis E. Stann, columnist for the Wash- 
ington Star, about the Maryland-Virginia 
football game on November 24 and later 
about the grid situation in general: 



Maryland, 19; Virginia, 13. — College 
football, for the first and only time this 
season, penetrated the hallowed grounds 
of the professionals at Griffith Stadium in 
Washington and staged this upset which 
ranks among the most dramatic of the 
season. The Redskins weren't going to be 
at home this week end, so the light young- 
sters from College Park took over and 
made like Mr. George Marshall's pro 
team. 

Virginia was just 65 seconds from a bowl 
bid, maybe. The Cavaliers had the hot- 
shot team among the Eastern colleges and, 
without deserving it, they held a 13-6 lead 
with 6 minutes to go, and a 13-12 lead with 
65 seconds left. But the under-dog Mary- 
landers were not to be denied. With an 
end playing in the quarterback slot — 
Maryland, being minus its Xo. 1 backfield 
guy — it outscrapped a Cavalier team 
which had won 14 consecutive games. 
Bryant Imitates Byrd 

Some years ago Maryland had a coach, 
who is known now as Dr. H. C. Byrd, 
president of the university. Our friend, 
Dr. Byrd, was Curley Byrd in those days 
and he was a mortal terror to any enemy 
when he chose to concentrate on a football 
foe. He had a positive knack for getting a 
Maryland eleven in shape to beat the likes 
of Yale, for instance, as well as Western 
Maryland (wlien it was not stuff), and 
Syracuse. 

Well, here's the way our story goes. 
Curly hired this young fellow, Paul (Bear) 
Bryant and Bear didn't have the team to 
win every game. But Virginia was coming 
to Washington (possibly on account of 
bowl-game publicity, because it was the 
Cavalier's home game and could have been 
played in Charlottesville), and Bryant 
gave Virginia the "Byrd." It took him a 
long time to win, but he did it, and if Paul 
Bryant isn't the closest approach to Byrd 
as a football coach that Maryland has had 
we'll eat all of your left-over Thanksgiving 
hash. 

Patience Finally Is Rewarded 

Next to the new coach trying to make 
good, Dr. H. C. (Curley) Byrd must have 
got the biggest bang out of Maryland's 
stunning 19-to-13 victory over Virginia. 

Dr. Byrd, president of the University of 
Maryland, rose to his present position from 
football coach, a rare back-ground for a 




FRANCIS E. STANN 



college prexy, and it was due to his deep- 
seated love for the game that Maryland 
even had a team to put on the field against 
the unbeaten, untied and possibly bowl- 
bound Cavaliers. 

When the war came along, Curley had 
hired for himself a big-name coach, Clark 
Shaughnessy. But the T-formation master 
quit at the end of 1942, after winning 
seven of nine games, and what with the 
draft taking all of the youngsters it would 
have been a good time for Maryland to 
quit, too. Unlike many other schools, 
Maryland had no V-12 setup, or other 
sources of young, muscular material. If 
the Terps were to play football they were 
going to have to use 'teen-agers and 4-Fs. 

Nobody would have blamed Byrd for 
suspending football for the duration. 
Locally, Georgetown had done so. So had 
George Washington, Catholic University 
and American University. Nationally, a 
good many other colleges and universities 
gave up the game rather than field teams 
that could not bring them the victories to 
which they were accustomed. 

Won Only Once In 1944 

Alabama. \ anderbilt, Mississippi and 
Mississippi State in the South, Harvard 
and Princeton in the East and dozens of 
others called off football. But not Main- 
land. The football-minded Dr. Byrd — 
coach or no coach, players or no players — 
was going to carry on. 

He hired Dr. Clarence Spears to coach 
in 1943 and 1944 and Maryland got its 
collective brains kicked out. The Terps 
lost five and tied one in '43, and two of 
their four wins were over soft-touch Army 



camp elevens. In 1944, Maryland football 
reached an all-time low. The Terrapins 
won only a single game. 

Now, in peacetime or wartime, defeats 
are entered in the record books. No college 
likes to show poor seasons, which probably 
is the main reason why so main- schools 
gave up football. But Dr. Byrd hung on, 
and when Spears departed he got another 
coach, Paul Bryant, and Maryland fielded 
another team, even though it meant play- 
ing 10 frosh out of 1 1 young men. 

So that triumph over Virginia must have 
given Curley Byrd a thrill. It was a long 
wait, but when he got his reward it was a 
juicy one. 

Should Lead Next Year 

Football prospects for 1946 in Washing- 
ton are not too bright. There is some doubt 
as to whether Georgetown will be able to 
place a team on the field. Chances are that 
Hilltop folk will wait until 1947, but mean- 
while they have one of the best coaches in 
the business, Jack Hagerty, and it won't 
be too long before the Hoyas are back near 
the top. 

George Washington, Catholic University 
and American University may be ready to 
field some sort of teams by 1946, but it is 
doubtful. Progress, however, will be made. 

The local school which looms as No. 1 in 
1946, is, of course, Maryland. This is the 
school whose football-minded president, 
Curley Byrd, maintained collegiate repre- 
sentation against overwhelming odds. 

Today Maryland finds itself in a singu- 
lar position — and an enviable one. Dur- 
ing years when less determined college 
presidents would have abandoned the 
sport Dr. Byrd finds himself with a largely 
freshman team, coached by a freshman 
head coach and showing a record of six 
victories, one tie and two defeats. And 
there are more years ahead. 



Dorothy Barnard gains 
Army medic lieutenacy 

Dorothy A. (Dot) Barnard, '44, Kappa 
Delta, has been commissioned a second] 
lieutenant in the Medical Department ofl 
the Army following the completion of her 
training as a dietitian at Walter Reed! 
Hospital in Washington. 

She received her basic training at Fore 
Sam Houston and now is stationed at 
Kennedy Hospital in Memphis. 



Football season under new coaching regime proves highly gratifying 



BY BILL HOTTEL 

All those connected with Maryland's 
football season under the new coaching 
regime headed by Paul (Hear) Bryant may 
be proud of the job of winning six games, 
lying one and losing only two. 

Bryant had highly capable coaching 
.tides and scouts in Carney Laslie, Frank 
Moseley, Al lleagy, Herman Ball and Ken 
Whitlow and the "Alabama system" that 
worked smoothly in its installation was 
versatile and pleasing to the fans. 

Another fellow who deserves a pat on 
the back is Eddie Weidner, quiet and effi- 
cient trainer borrowed from the Baltimore 
Orioles, who did an exceptional job in 
keeping most of the boys in all of the 
games. Quarterback Vic Turyn was the 
only regular to be wholly lost and the tlu 
and a severe shoulder injury put him on 
the shell after five games. His case was 
such that nothing could be done about it. 

H. Burton Shipley did yeoman's service, 
along with his other duties, in handling 
the athletic director's job until Col. (iearj- 
(Swede) Eppley got out of the service dur- 
ing the late stages of the grid campaign. 
And Edith Frothingham, who always is 
burdened with the exacting details, was 
100 percent, as usual. 

One Exception To Rule 

About the oniy guy we know of who got 
a panning during the season was the foot- 
ball program editor for not always having 
the numbers as they should have been. 
We won't mention his name or offer any 
alibis for him but only hope that things 
will be better next fall in other hands. 

All of the games have been reviewed in 
the Alumni News, except the finale with 
South Carolina which was won at Colum- 
bia on December 1 by a score of 19-13. It 
was a stirring tilt in which Maryland took 
a 19-0 lead into the last period only to 
have the Gamecocks garner a couple of 
touchdowns on aerials after they had been 
held in almost complete subjection up 
until that time. 

A lengthy punt return by Bill Poling 
and a march of 30 more yards gave Mary- 
land its first score. Later in the first period, 
End Bob Crosland grabbed an enemy pass 
and stepped 42 yards to count. Sam Behr 
romped 40 yards on a punt return for the 
last points in the second quarter. Ed 
Schwarz added the extra point only after 
the first touchdown. 

None On All-Star Team 

Despite its great showing, Maryland 
failed to place a single player on the first 
or second all-star Southern Conference 
teams picked for the Associated Press by 




UK'S A PROUD TERP 



the sports writers, officials and coaches of 
the section. 

This is not all surprising as Maryland 
really is out of the "voting area" and has 
to have an all-America caliber gridman to 
be in the running. Bill (iuckeyson and 
Jim Meade, two backs who simply could 
not be denied, were the last to be chosen. 
Both got all-America mention also. 

Old Liners to get honorable mention on 
the Conference squad were Pat McCarthy 
an end who did not play regularly; Larry- 
Cooper, who figured in only six games, and 
Joe Drach, tackles; Dick Johnston, guard, 
and Poling and Harry Bonk, backs. 
Old Line Trio Overlooked 

Maryland coaches feel that Johnston, 
along with his guard running mate, Emile 
Fritz, really were first team material, as 
was Crosland, durable and outstanding 
end. Poling, Bonk and Drach also de- 
served the recognition they received and 
the first named would have belonged on 
the first team had he not been out so much 



1945 Football Record 

Sept. 28— Maryland, 60; Guilford, 0. 
Oct. 6— Maryland, 21; Richmond, 0. 

I At Richmond). 
Oct. 12— Maryland, 22; U. S. Merchant 

Marine Academy, 6. 
Oct. 20 — Maryland, 13; Virginia Tech. 21. 

(At Blacksburg). 
Oct. 27 — Maryland, 13: West Virginia, 

13. (At Morgantown I. 
Nov. 3 — Maryland, 14; William and 

Mary, 33. 
Nov. 10— Maryland, 38; V. M. I., 0. 

(Homcoming). 
Nov. 24 — Maryland, 19; Virginia, 13. 

(Griffith Stadium, Washington). 
Dec. 1 — Maryland, 19; South Carolina, 13. 
At Columbia 1. 



with injuries. He was a spark plug and 
versatile performer when he was in condi- 
tion. Bonk was the third leading scorer in 
the Conference with 49 points and Poling 
registered 43. This put them third and 
fourth among the point-getters in the Old 
Line State. 

Don Gleasner, tall pass-grabbing end, 
and Behr, who traveled 60, 90 and 42 yards 
for touchdowns in each of his last three 
games against V. M. I., Virginia and 
South Carolina counted 24 points apiece. 

Mere is the Southern Conference first 
eleven : 

Mote, Duke, and Harrison, Wake Forest, 
ends; Ramsey, William and Mary, and M. 
Mills, V. M. I., tackles; Knotts, Duke, and 
Garrison, Wake Forest, guards; Jenkins, 
Clemson, center: Turner, N. C. State; 
Carver, Duke; Thomason and Chewning, 
V. M. I., backs. 

Bottles Up Two Aces 

It might be mentioned that Maryland 
completely bottled up both Thomason and 
Chewning in defeating Y. M. I., 38-0, at 
College Park on Homecoming Day as a 
good many of the old grads can testify. 

Maryland, according to loop figures, 
was the second best team on both offense 
and defense in the Conference. Duke set 
the pace on attack and Clemson led on 
defense. 

It so happened that both the games that 
Maryland lost were in the Conference, 
giving it a 3-2 loop record and a tie with 
Y. M. I. for fifth place in the standing. 
Duke, 4-0; Wake Forest, 3-1; William and 
Mary, 4-2, and Clemson, 2-1, were ahead 
of the Old Liners and trailing were South 
Carolina, 2-2; N. C. State, 2-4; Virginia 
Tech, 2-5; South Carolina, 0-2; Richmond 
U., 0-4. 



Swede Eppley honored 
with Legion of Merit 

Col. Geary F. (Swede) Eppley, who only 
recently returned to his tasks o^dean of 
men, athletic director and affiliated jobs, 
has received the Legion of Merit for ser- 
vices in World War II. He served at the 
War College most of the time. 

He was in France as a first lieutenant of 
cavalry in World War I and was a reserve 
major when called into service in the re- 
cently ended conflict. His education was 
interrupted in the first big fracas and now 
he has a daughter in the University. 



Quint still is ragged; 
Turyn, Poling needed 

Maryland's basketball team, which sur- 
prisingly lost two of its three preholiday 
games, apparently will have to await the 
getting into trim of Vie Turyn and Bill 
Poling, football backs who are said to be 
red hot tossers. 

Both played a little in the first two 
games but Poling will take at least two 
weeks more to reach his peak, and Turyn 
will require longer because of a shoulder 
injury that still needs treatment. In fact, 
it's no certainty that he will be able to go 
all out at anytime during the season. 

Ragged in Two Defeats 

The Old Liners looked fairly smooth in 
the opener in defeating Marine Corps In- 
stitute of Washington, 61-46, but were 
ragged on both offense and attack, parti- 
cularly in passing, in bowing to Marshall 
College, 50-43, and to the Quantico 
Marines, 50-47. Both were good outfits 
but poor ball handling and lack of de- 
fensive coordination doubtless kept Mary- 
land from winning both battles. 

Jack Flynn, only letterman and lone 
leftover from last season, and Bob Fetters 
and Joe Baumann, back after more than 
three years in the service, have been the 
most consistent all-around performers. 
None was on the grid squad. Flynn is 
from Washington, Fetters from Baltimore 
and Baumann from nearby Mount Rainier. 
Flynn scored 50 points in the three con- 
tests. 

Lee Clark, Billy Lake, John Hughes 
and George Jelly, among those on hand 
since practice started, and Don Gleasner, 
Bill Elias, Joe Pletrowski, Pat McCarthy 
and Pete Pinnoci, gridmen, are others who 
have seen action. Gleasner, a 6 foot 3§ 
inch center with much experience and 
highly touted, played well in the first 
game but didn't go so strongly in the 
other two. 

Loss of Loomis Hurt 

Buck Loomis, a tall and capable forward 
from Mount Rainier who appeared as one 
of the best in the early practice sessions, 
broke a toe in scrimmage and it will be a 
month at least before he can play. 

But it has been made evident that there 
may be a joker in the rosy preseason pre- 
dictions of a hot quint unless Poling and 
Turyn can come through in grand style. 

The tossers living in close proximity to 
College Park resumed practice December 
28, but those from distant points didn't re- 
turn until January 2. This gave the full 
squad only two sessions to prepare for an 
important trip to play Duke, North 
Carolina State and North Carolina. 



Heine among old gratis 
to see S. C. grid tilt 

A number of Maryland grads were 
among those who saw the Old Liners score 
over South Carolina, 19-13, in Columbia on 
December 1 and they hobnobbed with Dr. 
Curley Byrd and Geary Eppley who at- 
tended the game. 

George Heine, '25, who played halfback 
under Dr. Byrd in 22, 23 and 24, his wife 
and son were on hand. George now is man- 
ager of the Southern Dairies plant at 
Florence, S. C. 

Robert P. Kopp, '28, and John Manns 
Schilling, '41, were others to take in the 
stirring contest. Kopp, from Ellerslie, 
Md., who majored in dairying, is owner of 
the Edisto, S. C, Farm Dairies and a dis- 
tributor of Golden Guernsey milk in 
Columbia. 

Schilling is a second class quartermaster 
in the Navy stationed at Charleston, 
S. C, after having seen much service in 
European waters. 



Lieut Smith recovering 
from shrapnel wound 

Lieut. Bob Smith, '42, as good a center 
as ever played football for the Old Liners 
and also a baseball pitcher of marked 
ability, has been battling a shrapnel 
wounded foot for quite a time at Walter 
Reed Hospital in Washington. He hopes to 
be fully okay soon and go into some civilian 
pursuit. He has undergone several opera- 
tions for the removal of shrapnel. 

Bob, who married Lucile Laws, '37, 
AOPI, went into the service immediately 
upon graduation. He was a history major 
and officer in the ROTC. He first trained 
at Fort Benning where he received his 
commission and later was stationed at 
Fort Rodman, Mass., and Fort Dix, N. J., 
before going overseas. He served with the 
88th Division in Italy and was wounded 
during the campaign there and returned to 
the United States. 

Bob and Lucile are living in College 
Park. 



V. M. I. honors 2 Terps 

V. M. I. voted Guard Dick Johnston and 
Tackle Larry Cooper of Maryland as 
among the best linemen they faced all 
season. Johnston was a unanimous choice 
of 20 Cadet lettermen and Cooper got 14 
votes. 



Swimming to be added 
to athletic program 

Swimming will be added to Maryland's 
postwar athletic program as the 14th 
sport in which the Old Liners will send a 
varsity team into inter-collegiate compe- 
tition. 

Geary (Swede) Eppley, athletic director, 
said he believed the program would be in 
full swing in another year. 

Swimming must await the construction 
of a pool, scheduled to begin in the spring. 

There will be baseball, lacrosse, track 
tennis and golf in the spring, football, 
soccer and cross country in the fall and 
basket ball, boxing, wrestling, fencing, 
rifle shooting and indoor track and swim- 
ming in the winter. 

During the war, the Old Liners com- 
peted in football, basketball, boxing, base- 
ball and rifle. 

Varsity athletics will be augmented by 
an intramural and physical activities pro- 
gram to include touch football, Softball, 
vollevball and badminton. 



Maj. Boucher out of AAF 
after lengthy service 

Maj. C. Robert (Bob) Boucher, '35, a 
leading trackman for Geary Eppley for 
three seasons has been returned to inactive 
service after 3j^ years of duty with the 
Army Air Force. Right now he is on term- 
inal leave, which does not expire until 
February 21, after which he will return to 
the real estate business in Washington. 

Bob was called into service in Septem- 
ber, 1942, as a first lieutenant and was 
detailed to the Air Coprs from an infantry 
reserve status. His first assignment was at 
Barksdale Field in Louisiana from where 
he went to Jacksonville, Fla., to be acti- 
vated at a station squadron for foreign 
Puty. 

He reached England in November, 1943,. 
for service with the 467th Bomb Group of 
the 2d Air Division, based at Rockheath, 
where he was stationed for 20 months. 
Bob returned to the States last July to be] 
redeployed to the South Pacific but when: 
peace with Japan came his group was di 
banded at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. H 
ultimately was separated from the servic 
November 19. 

Bob was a versatile trackman, being a 
consistent point-getter in the hurdles, high 
jump and pole vault. 

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. 
Boucher of 824 Emerson Street, N. W., 
Washington. 



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Maryland to resume collegiate lacrosse; 
Big year due with renewal of N.-S. tilt 



Maryland, along with a great many 
others will resume intercollegiate lacrosse 
next spring with, of course, the able coach- 
ing duo of Dr. John E. (Jack) Faber and 
Albert Bogley Heagy at the helm. In our 
book, they are tops in the country. 

Although no dates have been announced 
for the Old Liners, they have games 
clinched with Navy, Johns Hopkins, Penn 
and Duke and doubtless will play an eight 
or nine contest schedule. No round-up ot 
material has been made but Jack Hoyert, 
all-America in home in 1942, and Bob 
Fetters, able defenseman of several years 
back, are among those in school. 

Maryland last played in 1942 when it 
had a near-championship outfit, losing 
only to Navy, 9-8, in a nine-game card. 

Heagy represented Maryland at a meet- 
ing of the National Association in New 
York in December where it was announced 
that there would be many returnees to the 
game and that once annual North-South 
affair would be staged in June in Balti- 
more. Tufts and Rennsslaer Poly were 
admitted to the Association bringing the 
number of members to 23 and it was said 
21 of these are certain to have teams this 
year. An application by Duke will be 
acted upon in a mail vote and is sure to be 
favorable. 

Tie For Championship 
Army and Navy, both unbeaten, and 
which played a 7-7 overtime tie at An- 
napolis, jointly were awarded the Wingate 
Trophy as the top teams of 1945. 

Ensign Charles Guy, 1945 team captain 
at Navy, was named as the recipient of the 
Schmeisser award as the outstanding de- 
fense man of the year, and Glenn (Nick) 
Thiel, Penn State coach, was designated 
as the man who had done most for the 
sport. Guy was all-America selection for 
first defense. 

Dr. Carl P. Schott of PennState was 
elected president, succeeding John Paige 
of East Orange, N. J., who became an ex- 
officio member of the executive board. 
Capt. Morris D. Gilmore of Navy was 
named first vice-president. Conrad J. 
Sutherland of New York was named suc- 
ond vice-president and retained the secre- 
tary and treasureship posts as well. 

Charles E. Marsters of Boston, Cyrus 
C. Miller, New York, and Harry J. Roeka- 
feller of Rutgers were re-elected to two- 
year terms on the executive board. 

Avery Blake, of Swarthmore, who is a 
graduate of Polytechnic Institute in Balti- 
more and a former Mount Washington 




JACK HOYERT 

player, was chosen to be president of the 
coaches' association. Fred Fitch, of Rut- 
gers, was named vice-president, and Ned 
Harkness, of R. P. I., was named secretary- 
treasurer. 

A proposal to eliminate the penalty box 
at games and substitute a free throw for 
each violation was tabled. It will be taken 
up again at the next meeting after several 
experiments are tried. 

The association appointed a committee 
to deal with the proposal that a Canadian 
star prep team come to this country for a 
game or a series with Baltimore again 
mentioned as the probable site of such a 
contest, or one of the series. 

West Point Wants Tourney 

A proposal from the Military Academy 
for a tourney at West Point next May was 
referred to a committee. 

The executive committee decided to 
dedicate the annual lacrosse guide to the 
all-America players who lost their lives 
during the war. The recent death of Col. 
Emery E. Larsen, USMC, who was an all- 
America at Navy in 1922, brought up the 
discussion on this matter. 

The matter of trying to place the lacrosse 
champion in the 1948 Olympic games, 
which doubtless will go to London, was 
discussed but put off until the next meet- 
ing for decision. 



Betty becomes hostess 

Betty Atkinson, '45, and a member of 
AOPI, recently won her wings as a Penn- 
sylvania Central Airlines hostess. 



Old Liners to stage 
four double headers 

Maryland this winter is continuing the 
custom of staging double-headers in basket 
ball and boxing with four such events on 
the program. 

In all the quint has 10 home games and 
the boxing team four matches at College 
Park. Twin bills are: 

January 19 — North Carolina State 
basket ball, Army boxing. 

February 2 — George Washington basket 
ball, South Carolina boxing. 

February 9- — Yirginia basket ball, Mer- 
chant Marine Academy boxing. 

February 23 — West Yirginia basket ball, 
Coast Guard Academy boxing. 

Other basket ball tilts in Ritchie Coli- 
seum are: 

January 25 — Duke; 26 — Hampden-Syd- 
ney. 

February 8 — North Carolina; 14- — 
Merchant Marine Academy; 16 — Rich- 
mond U. ; 20 — William and Mary. 

Another boxing match that may be con- 
sidered a home affair is that with Catholic 
University in Washington. It always is a 
testing clash and draws many Maryland 
students, old grads and other followers. 



Bowl bid gets off hook 
before action is taken 

Maryland's football team, which was 
cited by the Associated Press as one of the 
most improved over the previous season 
got a bowl nibble but never got a chance to 
answer it. 

A feeler to play in the Gator Bowl at 
Jacksonville, Fla., was received but Athle- 
tic Director Geary Eppley advised that it 
would have to be put up to the Athletic 
Board. Before this could be done, Wake 
Forest and South Carolina, one of Mary- 
land's victims during the season, had been 
matched. 

It is almost certain, though, that Mary- 
land would not have accepted. 



Mier sends greetings 

A much appreciated Merry Christmas 
and Happy New Year card came from 
Lieut. Harry J. (Monk) Mier from Ger- 
many. He was one of the leading backs on 
the 1942 eleven and one of the top fellows 
among the student body. In a letter last 
fall, Monk said he hoped to be home early 
in 1946. He's attached to the 101st A. B. 
Division Athletic Office. 



Benny Alperstein still fond of boxing; 
sees other Old Liners in Pacific 



area 



MAJ. BENNY ALPERSTEIN, '39, 
rated by many as Maryland's best all- 
around boxer of all-time, writes from some- 
where in the Pacific that he still has such a 
fondness for the sport that he never in- 
tends to fully divorce himself from it. 

His interesting letters to his old coach, 
Col. Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller, reveal 
among other things that: "There is one 
thing that I definitely have decided upon 
no matter what avocation I follow. I want 
to remain close to the boxing game. 
When you get the bug, you just can't 
shake it. I have refereed at least 600 bouts 
during my time in the Army, and from the 
way my decisions have been received, I 
believe I have done a good job of it. I'll 
need your help, however, when I return 
home. 

"There is a Col. DeMarco in command 
of the 501st Bomb Group here who at- 
tended the University some years back. 
He was called "Ace" DeMarco and was a 
pitcher. Lt. Col. Lou Ennis also is on the 
Island with the 5th Corps Art. Hq., as 
chief of staff. Lt. Adam Bengoechea, 
another former Maryland athlete is here 
with 502d Bomb Group. These are all the 
ex-Marylanders I can recall at the 
moment." 



Col. DeMarco, who was Jim or Ace, 
pitched for Burton Shipley's ball teams of 
1928 and 1929, and did a good job of it. 

Lou Ennis, one of Maryland's greatest 
ends for three years, 1933, 1934 and 1935, 
also was an all-America defense selection 
in lacrosse in 1936 and a bulwark of the 
team that year and two previous seasons. 

Bengoechea was a stocky little fellow of 
less than 160 pounds who won letters in 
football, baseball and basket ball. He 
probably was best at the diamond sport, 
later playing Class A minor league ball but 
was outstanding in basket ball and a good 
halfback. An injury forced him to quit the 
grid sport. 



As for Alperstein, as a scientific fighter 
with both an attack and defense that was 
well nigh perfect, he was what you might 
term an idea! college boxer. 

During his three-year varsity ring career 
he lost only two decisions and figured in 
one draw and in all these bouts the rulings 
easily could have gone to him. 

Fighting at 125 and 135 pounds— filling 
the spot where he most needed on the team 
— Benny won the national collegiate title 
at 135 in 1937 and took it at 125 in 1938 




BENNY ALPERSTEIN 



after winning the Southern Conference 
Crown in the lower weight. He also took 
the Conference honors in 1939. 

Benny hasn't quite decided what he'll 
do when he leaves the service but it is a 
cinch he'll battle his way to front in what 
ever pursuit he chooses. 



Harrington is promoted 
while serving on Guam 

It now is Lieut. Col. George E. Harring- 
ton. George, from Washington was a 1936 
Maryland graduate and a member of 
Alpha Gamma Rho. He was elevated 
from major while Assistant Chief of 
Staff, A-4 (supply) at the Superfortress 
base of the 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb 
Wing on Guam. 

Lieut. Col. Harrington went overseas in 
March, 1945, with the advance party of 
the 315th Bomb Wing, commanded by 
Brig. Gen. Frank A. Armstrong, Jr. He 
directed the flow of all types of supplies 
into the wing and its four subordinate 
groups during the construction of perma- 
nent quarters at Northwest Field, Guam. 

After the completion of air strips more 
than 7,500 feet long and quarters for air 
crews and ground personnel. Lieut. Col. 
Harrington answered the problem of sup- 
plying the thousands of items — bombs, 
gasoline, food, clothing, etc. needed to 
keep the Wing in operation. 

He entered active duty May 11, 1941. 
He attended the Command and General 
Staff School and the AAF Staff Officers 
course. Immediately before going over- 
seas, he was stationed at the Smoky Hill 
Army Air Field, Salina, Kansas. 



Lieut. Mayhew in (ivies 
after heroic service 

FIRST LIEUT. JOHN W. MAYHEW. 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Mayhew of 
Hyattsville, who attended Maryland from 
1930 to 1934, and played football and 
lacrosse, is out of the Army. He saw 13 
months of valorous service in the European 
Theater. 

Lieut. Mayhew, who went into the 
Army February, 1941, wears the Silver 
Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and 
various other awards. 

One of his exploits made the Nazis pay 
dearly lor interrupting a Yank bridge job. 
While the 55th Engineer Battalion of the 
10th Armored Division toiled throughout 
the night to bridge streams holding up the 
blitz into Southern Bavaria and Austria, 
the German convoy, which had been 
trapped on the wrong side of the steams by 
their own demolitions, crossed over two 
American treadways and advanced on a 
third one. 

The column consisted of nine vehicles 
mounted with 20mm flak guns. 

The Yank engineers dropped their tools 
and seized weapons. Two officers and 
seven enlisted men, led by Lieut. Mayhew, 
attacked the column. The Yanks killed or 
wounded 14 Germans, captured 35 others 
and destroyed all the vehicles. Three hours 
later the engineers were back at work 
again, as if nothing had happened, and the 
armor passed over the bridge the next 
morning. 

Lieut. Mayhew, who is a graduate in 
law from Southeastern University, Wash- 
ington, plans to take a refresher course. 



Brig. Gen. Rice among 
first to land in Japan 

Among the first American officers to 
enter Japan was Brig. Gen. George W. 
Rice, Carlisle, Pa., graduate of the 
University of Maryland Medical School. 
He landed at Atsugi airdrome near Tokyo 
before V-J Day. He is Eighth Army 
surgeon. 

With a small detachment from Lt.'Gen. 
Robert L. Eichelberger's Eighth Army 
Headquarters, he flew from Leyte, P. I., 
in mid-August to Okinawa and waited 
there during surrender negotiations. 

Gen. Rice has been in the Pacific since 
September, 1942, and has served in the 
Papuan, New Guinea and Philippine 
campaigns, first as surgeon for General 
Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area and 
later as Eighth Army surgeon. 

His wife, Mrs. Marian E. Rice, lives in 
Carlisle. 



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Capt. Newton Cox displays 
his old scrapping assets 

(APT. J. NEWTON COX, Engineer- 
ing, '40, on August 27, 1945, was awarded 
the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious 
service in connection with military opera- 
tions in the European Theater. Maj. 
Gen. Ben M. Sawbridge, chief of the 
European Theater Special Service Divi- 
sion, made the presentation. 

Cant. Cox was an outstanding boxer 
while at Maryland, winning the Southern 
Conference middleweight title in 1939, and 
also earning his letter in baseball. His 
citation read in part : 

"He was Curriculum and Faculty 
Director from February, 1945 to May, 
1945 and had charge of preparation and 
revision ot the courses of study and gave 
valuable service in assisting the Army 
Athletic Staff School to fulfill its mission. 
His work in supervision of courses and 
instruction was outstanding and his was a 
highly important contribution to the per- 
petuating of healthy morale among Ameri- 
can soldiers abroad." 

Capt. Cox served with the 63rd In- 
fantry Division during combat. He mar- 
ried the former Martha Davis of Spartan- 
burg, S. C, and they have a year old 
daughter, Martha Diane. They are living 
with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. E. Gibson 
Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of Spartanburg. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Newton Cox, his 
parents, live in Baltimore. 



CAPT. PAUL CHMAR, Arts and 
Sciences, '43, son of Samuel Chmar of 
Rockville, a 318th Infantry Company 
commander, was awarded the Distin- 
guished Service Cross for bravery and 
brilliant leadership in turning a surprise 
German attack into an ambush that 
knocked out the entire enemy force during 
the 80th "Blue Ridge" Division's drive 
into the Rhine-Moselle-Saar triangle last 
March. 

On the night of March 14, 1945, Capt. 
Chmar led his company E riflemen in an 
attack on the enemy held town of Weis- 
kirchen. A short distance from the town 
he halted his Company and setting out 
ahead on a brief reconnaisance discovered 
a sizable enemy force advancing along the 
same road toward his position. The 23- 
year old Captain raced back and ran the 
entire length of his company column order- 
ing his men into the ditches along the road 
to form a trap for the advancing Ger- 
mans. Nearly half of the German force 




NEWTON COX 



marched unsuspectingly into the hastily 
conceived ambush. 

In the route a supporting German 
machine gun opened fire on both the 
fleeing Germans and the pursuing "Blue 
Ridgers." Dashing through the melee 
Capt. Chmar singlehandedly attacked 
the gun putting it out of action. Once the 
machine gun was silenced the Germans 
were quickly rounded up and the attack 
on the town resumed. 

Capt. Chmar entered the Army as a 
Second Lieutenant on May 26, 1943 soon 
after his graduation and commissioning in 
the ROTC. In college he majored in 
Zoology and played base ball and basket- 
ball. 

Capt. Chmar joined the 80th Division 
at Camp Phillips, Kan., in July, 1943, as a 
Company E platoon leader. He sailed to 
Europe in July, 1944, fought across 
France and following the bitter Moselle 
River fighting assumed command of 
Company E which he led throughout the 
80th Division's campaigns in the Saar- 
land, Ardennes, Rhineland Central Ger- . 
many and Austria. 

He also wears the Silver Star Medal. 
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Com- 
bat Infantryman's Badge and the Euro- 
pean Theatre Ribbon with four Bronze 
Stars. 



Gets advanced degree 

Mary Harris Eierman, who got her B.S. 
at Maryland in 1943, recently received the 
degree of Master of Arts in Education 
from George Washington. 



Sergt. Glendaniel plans 
to re-enter University 

M SGT. CHARLES E. GLEN- 
DANIEL, JR., of New Windsor, Md., and 
a 1941 Old Line grad, recently was sent to 
San Antonio Air Technical Command 
AAF Separation Base to be placed on in- 
active duty. 

He was graduated from Sparks H. S. 
before entering Maryland and was an 
active member of the AGR fraternity at 
the University. He plans to re-enroll to 
study for his Master's in Agricultural 
Education. 

Sgt. ( rlendaniel served as a weather fore- 
caster in the AAF Weather Service and 
was last assigned to the 103rd Group, with 
headquarters at Kelly Field, Texas. He 
received the commendation of Colonel 
Oscar A. Heinlein, Commanding Officer of 
the Group, for "effectively performing a 
highly specialized work which contributed 
to the outstanding record achieved by the 
Army Air Force during the war." 

Sgt. Glendaniel, a veteran of over four 
years' service, was further commended on 
the splendid personal record he made dur- 
ing a 15 month tour of duty in the Panama 
Canal Zone. Assigned to the 6th Weather 
Squadron, he was stationed at one of the 
many strategic points occupied by AAF 
weathermen, who provided a steady flow 
of vital data to allied land, sea, and air 
forces throughout the world. 
* * * 

Lieut. Hutson marries, 
then goes overseas 

LIEUT. HARRY M. HUTSON, '42, 
sends in word that he was on his way over- 
seas and wanted to make sure that the 
Alumni News was sent to his home address 
at Amityville, X. V., so that it could be 
forwarded to him. 

He also announced that he was married 
on October 24 in the little Church Around 
the Corner in New York City to Betty 
Rose of Dalton, Ga., a graduate of 
Brenair College. 

* * * 

Capt Askins an early 

arrival at Shanghai 

(APT. CLIFFORD F. ASKINS, 
Dental School, '42, was among the first 
group of United States Army personnel to 
reach newly liberated Shanghai following 
V-J day. He is dental surgeon at China 
Air Base Command headquarters. 

Capt. Askins entered the Army follow- 
ing his graduation and left for overseas 
January 11, 1944, and has been in China 
since August 12, 1945. He is the son of 
Dr. F.P.. Askins of New York City. 



Col. Pat Lanigan among outstanding Marine heroes of war in Pacific 



Col. John Ralph (Pat) Lanigan, '26, 
U. S. Marine Corps, who began his 3-year 
football career for the Old Liners with the 
famous 1923 eleven which beat Penn and 
almost upset Yale's championship team of 
that season, losing only 14-16, has proved 
to be one of the most decorated men of 
World War II. 

Pat's latest decoration was the Navy 
Cross, which he received in the Iwo Jima 
campaign, but previously he had taken 
part in the Marshall's, Saipan and Tinian 
invasions, and already had won the Legion 
of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, 
Presidential Unit Citation, American De- 
fense Medal and the Pacific Theater Medal 
with three stars. 

Citation Speaks For Itself 

Award of the Navy Cross was made by 
Lieut. Gen. H. M. Smith and the citation 
read: 

"For extraordinary heroism in action 
against the enemy while serving as the 
commander of a Marine Infantry regi- 
ment on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, from 
February 19 to 16 March, 1945. Landing 
on D-Day under extremely heavy artillery, 
mortar, machine gun and rifle fire, Colonel 
Lanigan quickly reorganized his assault 
units and from an advance observation 
post and with utter disregard for his own 
safety, fearlessly directed their maneuvers 
to permit the capture of the almost im- 
pregnably fortified cliff on the right flank 
of the beach. On February 26, with all the 
original battalion commanders either 
killed or evacuated because of wounds, 
Colonel Lanigan accompanied the right 
assault battalion, which was commanded 
by a captain. Her personally went from 
company to company, despite devastating 
fire from mortars, machine guns and rifle- 
men, encouraging the men of this unit. 
His continual display of outstanding cour- 
age in the face of withering enemy fire, his 
relentless and bold fighting spirit, plus his 
very presence in the front lines with the 
individual riflemen, inspired the unit to 
ultimate success in the capture of the east 
Boat Basin area. His peerless leadership, 
outstanding bravery and daring action 
were largely responsible for the capture of 
the final enemy defenses and the security 
of the island. His exemplary conduct was 
in keeping with the highest traditions of 
the United States Naval Service." 

Gets Legion of Merit 

His citation for the Legion of Merit was 
as follows: 

"For exceptionally meritorious conduct 
in the performance of outstanding services 
to the Government of the United States 




COL. J. R. LANIGAN 



while serving as Executive Officer Twenty- 
Third Marines, Fourth Marine Division. 
During the battle for Tinian, July 24, to 
August 1, 1944. Colonel Lanigan was with 
the assault elements of a combat team in 
the elimination of the Japanese forces on 
the island. His humane efforts in the sav- 
ing of many lives of both military and 
civilians who might otherwise have been 
killed, was a triumph of individual achieve- 
ment. On July 30, 1944, he personally 
supervised the installation of loud speakers 
on trucks and his ingenious employment of 
interpreters and captured civilians who 
pleaded with the natives to come into our 
lines resulted in a capitulation that far 
exceeded all expectations. His continuous 
efforts to eliminate the needless slaughter 
of civilians were an outstanding accom- 
plishment. His devotion to duty, together 
with a tireless energy, profound knowledge 
and skill in his profession was an inspira- 
tion to all officers and men with whom he 
came in contact. His meritorious conduct 
was in keeping with the highest traditions 
of the United States Naval Service." 

Col. Lanigan suffered a gunshot wound 
on the right leg in action on Saipan but 
refused to be evacuated. 

Pat, who came to Maryland after at- 
tending Tech and Business high schools in 
Washington, also won his letter in lacrosse. 
He was graduated in June, 1926, and was 
commissioned a 2d Lieutenant in the 
Marine Corps the next month. 

Prior to World War II, he was stationed 
in Washington, Philadelphia, Cape May, 
N. J., Pensacola and Key West, Fla.; 
served 2 l A vears aboard the U. S. S. Cali- 



fornia, flagship of the battle force and in 
Nicarauga and China. 

Col. Lanigan was with the fighting 
Fourth Division from the time it first was 
organized. He started out with the 23d 
Marines, the oldest regiment in the divi- 
sion, and as battalion commander, or- 
ganized and trained the Third Battalion 
of that regiment. During the invasions of 
the Marshalls, Saipan and Tinian he was 
regimental executive officer of the 23d 
Marines, Fourth Division, and was in the 
front lines every day during these opera- 
tions. 

Now Stationed In Texas 

Col. Lanigan, who was returned to the 
States because of a severe attack of 
asthma, now is in charge of the Southern 
Procurement Division, U. S. Marine Corps 
with headquarters at Dallas, Tex., where 
he is living with his wile and three sons — 
Dennis, Michael and Patrick, future 
Maryland gridders. 

Before World War II, Pat had earned 
the 2d Nicaragua and China medals. 

His sister, Agatha Lanigan Helan, who 
lives in Washington, tells of a recent inci- 
dent which made her all the more proud 
of her brother. "While in a taxicab the 
other day, we stopped to pick up two 
Marines. Of course, I got to talking about 
the Pacific and when I asked if they knew 
Pat, one of them said: 'Do you mean Col. 
Lanigan?' 'He then told me that he was 
known as Stonewall Lanigan and that he 
was just one of the boys, the highest com- 
pliment an enlisted man can pay an officer." 



John P. Collier dies 

John P. Collier, '03, of Wilmette, III., 
died November 21 and was buried in St. 
John's Cemetery in Ellicott City, Md., it 
has been reported by J. A. Anderson, '04, 
who lives at 1420 Ridge Avenue, Evans- 
ton, 111. Mr. Collier for years was asso- 
ciated with the American Radiator Co. 
Mr. Anderson is with the National Rail- 
road Adjustment Board in Chicago. 



Elwood Bates marries 

Elwood Bates, '43, Engineering, re- 
cently was married to Mildred Richardson 
in the parsonage of the Calvary Methodist 
Church in Annapolis. They will make their 
home in Schenectady, N. Y., where he is 
employed by the General Electric Co. 



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Prof. Sha heads UNRRA 
language instruction 

Prof. C. P. Sha, formerly of the Uni- 
versity of California, has been placed in 
charge of language instruction in the 
UNRRA Training Center at College Park. 

There is a standard program of four 
weeks of instruction followed by a supple- 
mentary course of the same duration for 
those who are able to remain. The curri- 
culum includes the following subjects: 
orientation to the backgrounds, present 
problems, and contemporary trends of 
China: principles, organization, purpose 
and field operations of UNRRA; personnel 
adjustment of westerners to China and the 
Chinese, and elements of China's language. 

Like centers are to be established in 
Australia and China and another some- 
where in the United States. 



Lieut. Balch gets duty 
at Pentagon Building 

2ND LIEUT. BERNARD R. BALCH 
of University Park, who attended the 
University for two years, leaving in 1942, 
has been assigned to the radio production 
section, Office of Informational Service, 
Pentagon Building. He was graduated on 
October 27 from the Officer Candidate 
School at Maxwell Field, Alabama. 

Before he joined the colors, Lieut Balch 
was associated with radio station WRC, 
and for two years he was on duty with the 
Army motion picture unit studio in Culver 
City, Calif. 

He was on the Diamondback staff while 
at the University. 



Mother of girl graduate 
is good correspondent 

We don't see how we could improve on 
the following item sent in by Mrs. C. M. 
Humphreys of 411 Lyndhurst Avenue, 
Baltimore. (More correspondents like her 
would be a big help) : 

I thought some of the friends of ray 
daughter, the former Lucille Humphreys 
(now Mrs. A. E. Stigler), might be in- 
terested to know that she is now living on 
Whidbey Island, Washington, with her 
husband who is in the Navy Air Corps. 
She has been with him since their wedding 
last January. She was in the Class of '43, 
College of Education. 

Also, her friend, Anne Hoen, of Glyndon, 
Md., sailed for Hawaii recently, where she 
will work with the Red Cross. Anne was 
graduated in 1942 from the College of Arts 
and Science. 



Cyclone engine aids 
engineering study 

A Cyclone 14 engine of the type that 
powered the North American B-25 
Mitchell bombers in the first raid on 
Tokyo has been turned over to the Uni- 
versity for use by engineering students in 
studying the power plant's use in com- 
mercial air transport. 

The Wright Aeronautical Corporation 
of Paterson, N. J., which presented the 
14-cylinder engine to the school, also 




supplied instructional literature. The 
power plant comes from a snail group of 
test engines which Wright Aeronautical 
used in wartime as "guinea pigs" for the 
testing of accessories and parts. 

The Cyclone 14, which also powered the 
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, the Douglas A-20 
Havoc, the Martin Mariner and the 
Grumman Avenger during the war, is 
standard equipment for such peacetime 
aircraft as the Pan American 314 "Clipper" 
and several types of aircraft of foreign 
airlines. 

The Cyclone 14, of 1700 horsepower, was 
introduced in the thirties as the power 
plant for the first scheduled transatlantic 
and transpacific flights, inaugurated by 
Pan-American Airways in the 314 
"Clippers." The Cyclone 14 is a close 
cousin of the Cyclone 9, used by more than 
80 percent of the nation's airliners, and 
was the forerunner of the Cyclone 18, 
power plant for the Boeing B-29 Super- 
fortress and the Lockheed Constellation. 



Robert Walker weds 

Robert M. Walker, '32, writes from 
Seattle, Wash., to tell of his marriage on 
October 22 to Louise E. Berchtold. She 
got her B.S. at Wilson Teachers College 
in 1936 and her M.A. at George Washing- 
ton in 1943. Walker is a Marine Engineer 
at the Puget Sound Navy Yard at Bremer- 
ton. His address in Seattle is 768 Bellevue 
Avenue, North. 



Dean Mount is directing 
training for graduates 

Dean Marie Mount of the College of 
Home Economics, has been appointed 
chairman of the American Home Econo- 
mics Association which has set up ap- 
prentice training for graduate students. 

The idea is to give from nine months to a 
year of training in practical work in any 
field the student plans to enter. To be 
appointed for the apprenticeship students 
must have a bachelor's degree in home 
economics, a major in foods and nutrition 
or institution management, application 
approval by the association and a recom- 
mendation from the college. 

June Cameron, Maryland graduate, was 
one of the ten chosen for the first training 
center at the Pentagon Building Restau- 
rant. In addition to a salary of $943 for 
the 10-month period there, the students 
receive their uniforms, meals, laundry 
service and are housed at the government 
girls residence hall. Other centers will be 
established. 

* * * 

Maj. McLeod helped ACIC 
in protecting bomb secret 

MAJ. ROBERT J. McLEOD, Engi- 
neering, '37, who later was graduated from 
Columbia University Law School in 
Washington, played an important part in 
the "Manhattan Project", or the atomic 
bomb. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. 
Hazen McLeod of Hyattsville. 

A member of the District of Columbia 
bar, he also was a designing engineer with 
the Washington Suburban Sanitary Com- 
mission from 1938 until he went on active 
duty with the Military Intelligence in 
August, 1941. In February, 1943, he was 
transferred to the bomb project. 

He was part of an Army Counter In- 
telligence Corps which successfully guarded 
the secret development of the bomb. 

* * * 

Goodwin family grows 

Rev. and Mrs. George D. Goodwin sent 
in the announcement of the arrival of 
William Michael. Mrs. Goodwin is the 
former Mary Lee Aylesworth, '39, whose 
home was in Buckhannon, W. Va., while 
she was a student at Maryland. William 
Michael is the second child. The Good- 
wins live at 528 California Street, Watson- 
ville, Calif. 



* * * 



Fenster now lawyer 

Sidney J. Fenster, Commerce '39, re- 
cently was admitted to the New York bar. 
He has an office at 83-74 Talbot Street, 
New Gardens, New York. 



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ALUMNI 



NEWS 




Former (/.At. students 

at school in England 

A number of former Maryland students 
are attending Strivenham American Uni- 
versity in England where more than 4,100 
soldiers from 48 states are enrolled. Among 
them are: 

Technician Fifth Grade Joseph C. 
Furey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. 
Taylor of Silver Spring. He is studying 
psychology, economics and genetics. He is 
assigned to the 287th Engineer Combat 
Battalion. 

Sergt. Ronert E. Klein, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. C. Klein of Frederick. He is tak- 
ing landscape design and American foreign 
relations. A member of the 759th Engi- 
neer Combat Battalion, he has been over- 
seas more than two years and has three 
campaign stars. 

Pfc. Robert E. Morong, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joseph Morong of Cliffside Park, 
X. J., is taking courses in psychology, 
marketing and statistics. He is assigned to 
the 142d Infantry Regiment and has been 
overseas less than a year. 

Technician Fifth Grade McCallum Wor- 
gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Worgan 
of Luke, Md., who has been overseas about 
16 months, is studying algebra and Chem- 
istry. 

Pfc. Bruce R. Moody, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. D. Moody of College Park, is 
taking a commercial course. He has been 
overseas more than a year and has two 
battle stars. He's attached to the 9th 
Base Air Depot. 

* * * 

Col. Courtney Lankford 
decorated on Okinawa 

Lieut. Col. Melvin Courtney Lankford, 
'37, has received the Bronze Star Medal 
for meritorious service in coordinating the 
handling of supplies by the Army, Navy 
and Marine units which took part in the 
Okinawa campaign. 

Col. Lankford, officer in charge of sup- 
ply matters for the Tenth Army, received 
the award from Brig. General David H. 
Blakelock, general staff officer 

Col. Lankford while at Maryland was a 
member of Phi Delta Theta and Omicron 
Delta Kappa and active in campus affairs. 
His home is in Towson, Md. Prior to go- 
ing on active duty in may, 1941, he was 
employed by Chevrolet Division of General 
Motors in Baltimore. 

His wife, Mrs. Ellen E. Lankford, '35, 
formerly Polly Ensor, is living in Sparks, 
Md., with their two children, Thomas E. 
and Polly Dahne. 



Briefs about grads and former students 
who still are figuring in war pursuits 



While Maryland grads and those who 
left while students are coming home 
rapidly from war services, others are con- 
tinuing duties in various lines. Among 
them are: 

Lt. Col. Gilbert Teal, a graduate, re- 
cently promoted, is serving with the Allied 
Occupational Forces in Japan as quarter- 
master executive officer. Since his assign- 
ment to the Fifth Air Force in the Asiatic- 
Pacific theater a year ag), Col. Teal has 
seen service on New Guinea, Philippines 
and Okinawa before going to Japan. 



service. He saw service in Oro Bay, New 
Guinea, Leyte and Manila. 



Pfc. Morton I. Scwartzman enrolled in a 
liberal arts course at the University of Ox- 
ford, England. 

He is a veteran of the Rhineland and 
Central European campaigns with the 
Eighth Armored Division. He has been 
awarded the Combat Infa ntryman's Badge 



Line Sergt. Harry Flemister, who before 
his induction into the Army last February 
was a pre-med freshman is attached to 
headquarters on Lingayne Gulf in the 
Philippines. 

Cpl. Harry Pappas, in the west Pacific, 
is eligible to wear the Philippine Liberation 
ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with 
two campaign stars for Leyte and Luzon 



Capt. Henry Clayman, a graduate and 
member of the Anti-aircraft Artillery Bat- 
talion in the Philippines as Battalion Sup- 
ply Officer has received a commendation 
from Gens. MacArthur and Eichelberger 
for his conduct during the Visayan opera- 
tions. 

Lieut. Albert E. Burns, another grad 
and former Army pilot, now is flying with 
the PCA. He had chalked up 35 missions 
during overseas service. 



Maj. Clagett, law grad, 
given inactive status 

Maj. Thomas W. Clagett, Jr., of Knox- 
ville, Md., who got his LLB at the Mary- 
land Law School after receiving his A.B. at 
Princeton, recently was placed on the in- 
active list at Andrews Field, Washington. 

He came to Andrews Field for discharge 
from Headquarters of Air Transport Com- 
mand's Caribbean Wing, West Palm 
Beach, Fla., where he served as Deputy 
Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel. 

Entering the service in February, 1942, 
at Washington, Maj. Clagett was assigned 
assigned to Headquarters, Air Transport 
Command there for 26 months and went 
to the Caribbean Wing in May, 1944. He 
served four months at the ATC base, 
Trinidad, British West Indies. 

His wife and two children remained at 
Knoxville while he was in the service. 



GEN. YOUNG LAUDS ROTC 
AFTER REVIEWING UNIT 

Brig. Gen. Robert X. Young. '22, com- 
mandant of the Washington Military Dis- 
trict recently inspected the Maryland 
ROTC unit. He said he was greatly "im- 
pressed by the fine facilities offered young 
men for military training". 

Gen. Young was editor of the Diamond- 
back the first year it was given its present 
name and also was prexy of his senior 
class. 



Capt. Heath wins three 
decorations in Europe 

Capt. Phillip C. Heath, '42, has been 
assigned to the Department of Air Train- 
ing, Field Artillery School, at Fort Sill, 
Okla., after having returned from over- 
seas recently. 

Capt. Heath is a veteran of the Euro- 
pean Theater of Operations, having parti- 
cipated in the Normandy, Northern 
France, Rhineland and Central Germany 
campaigns. He has been awarded the Air 
Medal, Purple Heart and Silver Star, and 
is also a member of the famed Caterpiller 
Club. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Y. Heath, Route 3, Corry, Pa. 



Meyer with Red Cross 
at Bainbridge center 

Leonard J. Meyer, Law School, '19, 
now is serving as Red Cross field director 
at Bainbridge Naval Training Center. A 
native of Baltimore, Meyer was a success- 
ful newspaperman for 22 years before 
becoming associated with the Red Cross 
in May, 1944. 

He served first at Camp Peary, \'a., and 
later was on the Field Director's staff at 
the Naval Operating Base at Norfolk, Ya. 

Meyer is married and has three children. 
His family lives at Severna Park, near 
Annapolis, where they will continue to 
make their home. 



$800,000 gift added 
by Glenn Martin Co. 

A second gift of $800,000 recently was 
presented to the University by the Glenn L. 
Martin Co., of Baltimore for the develop- 
ing of an aeronautical engineering college. 
The announcement was made jointly by 
Gov. Herbert O'Conorand Dr. H. C. Byrd, 
University president. 

This brought to $3,250,000 the total 
amount available to the university for 
aeronautical research and the teaching of 
aeronautical engineering. The Martin 
company previously con tributed $ 1 , 700,000 
and the State appropriated $750,000. 

Dr. Byrd said plans were under way to 
begin construction before May 1. He said 
the university was seeking "outstanding 
men to staff the new phases of work" in the 
United States and in foreign countries. 

Will be Named for Martin 

Mr. Martin said he hoped to help create 
"an educational and research organization 
in aeronautical engineering that would be 
permanently helpful to industry, and at 
the same time be of lasting value to 
humanity." 

The new college will be known as the 
Glenn L. Martin College of Engineering 
and Aeronautical Sciences. Present plans 
call for the use of $2,250,000 for a plant 
and facilities and $1,000,000 for research. 

The $800,000, like the initial gift, was 
made by the Martin Co. without any re- 
strictions, except that it be used for devel- 
veloping the aeronautical sciences and 
their related engineering and scientific 
fields. 

Mr. Martin also has announced that 
additional contributions would be made 
from time to time as might be necessary 
to develop one of the greatest aeronautical 
engineering schools in the world. 

Praised by Gov. O'Conor 

In making the announcement, Gov. 
O'Conor said: "Mr. Glenn L. Martin, in 
making these contributions to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland for the development 
of engineering research and education is 
building one of the greatest monuments 
that a man could possibly hope to have, 
a monument in which he is not only con- 
tributing toward the future of a great 
business, but is also providing ways and 
means of developing future leaders for the 
betterment of human welfare. 

"I took pleasure, with the other mem- 
bers of the Board of Public Works, in 
providing for the building program of the 
University, an item supplementing the gift 
of the Martin Co., and will be glad in the 
future to aid in carrying out this great 
engineering project in every way I can.**." 



Lannartson in new job 
in U. S. poultry work 

Ray Lannartson, B.S., '35 and M.S., '36, 
has been named assistant director of the 
Poultry Branch, Production and Market- 
ing Administration, U. S. Department of 
Agriculture. He is a native of Minnesota. 

Lennartson has just returned to civi' 
life after extended army service. His most 
recent assignment was as chief of poultry 
procurement, Quartermaster Corps, at 
Chicago. 

Prior to his army service Lennartson 
was engaged in poultry work with the 
Farm Credit Administration. 



Vol. XVII No. 9 

February, 1946 

Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3. 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are S2.00 per year. 



High National award 
made to Dr. Symons 

Dr. T. B. Symons, extension service di- 
rector and dean of the College of Agri- 
culture at the University, recently received 
the Distinguished Service Award of the 
American Farm Bureau Federation in 
Chicago. 

President Edward A. O'Neil of the 
bureau presented the award "for his years 
of untiring work in behalf of farmers." A 
native of the Maryland Eastern Shore, 
Dr. Symons joined the University staff in 
1902. 

In accepting the award, Dr. Symons said 
the aim of the university's extension serv- 
ice has been the demonstration of facts, 
the increase of income and happiness in 
rural American homes. 

World-wide problems and decisions face 
farmers today which are more difficult than 
in the past, he said. Farmers need services 
such as that provided by the extension 
service to keep them abreast of current 
rural developments, and they also need 
services such as the Farm Bureau provides 
to make their voices effective. 



Enrollment now 2,634, 
with 1,591 from state 

According to the latest count there are 
2,634 students at the University of which 
1 ,59 1 , or 60 per cent, are from the Old Line 
State. Of the others, 540 are from adjacent 
District of Columbia, 490 from States and 
12 from foreign countries. 

Only eight States are not represented 
but there is only one student each from 
Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and South 
Dakota. 

Canada, Trinidad and Venezuela pro- 
vide two each of the foreign sudents, one 
each coming from China, Columbia, El 
Salvador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. 



How about you doing your bit? 

A determined effort still is being made to get the Alumni News mailing list in order 
and if any of you have changed your address, or in the case of coeds, have changed your 
name, please write posthaste to W. W. Cobey, Alumni Secretary, University of Mary- 
land, College Park, Md. Of course, if you want to send along $2 for your alumni dues 
and subscription to the News, it would be welcomed. 

Like everything else, the cost of printing and illustrations have gone up and Uncle 
Sam still is insisting that postage be paid. We have had a fairly good response recently 
and appreciate it and urge you to get on the bandwagon. We also want news items of 
any sort about grads or former students, so don't be too modest to send them along. 
They may be sent to Cobey or mailed direct to the Alumni News. 



Janet Werner director 
of recreation in Japan 

Janet T. Werner, AB '42, of Baltimore, 

was one of the first American women to 
land in the Central Honshu area of Japan 
and to enter the Empire's ancient and 
unbombed city of Kyoto. 

Attached to the 364th Station Hospital 
she went ashore at Wakayama beach on 
October 18 last, after a stormy 60-day trip 
from Manila Bay, of which a full month 
was spent at anchor in Buckner Pay. 
Okinawa, waiting for typhoons to subside. 

She is supervising the Red Cross hos- 
pital recreation program at Kyoto. She 
selected the site of the new installation — 
the closed-in patio of the former Japanese 
Red Cross hospital. Included is a game 
section, craft shop, library, reading and 
writing tables and chairs and a loud 
speaker system for popular classic record- 
ings. 

"A number of Japanese girls have volun- 
teered their services," Mis? Werner stated. 
"They all worked in the hospital and were 
attached to the Red Cross shoulder patches 
• we all wear. One girl, about 15 asked 
politely if she could touch it and when I 
said 'certainly,' she fingered it almost 
reverently for about two minutes." 

Experienced in social work through 
Baltimore's Department of Public Welfare, 
and in personnel work with the United 
States Employment Service, Miss Werner 
joined Red Cross in February, 1944, going 
overseas with a general hospital, to Fin- 
schaven, New Guinea. She was attached 
to the 364th in June, 1944, serving in New 
Guinea and the Philippines before going 
to Japan. 

Her aunt, Miss Anne Werner lives at 
620 University Parkway. Baltimore. 



Ma/. John L Christhilf 
again wearing civvies 

Maj. John L. Christhilf, '36, of Balti- 
more, one of Maryland's greatest lacrosse 
players of all-time, recently was released 
from the Army Air Forces at Kearns, 
Utah, Overseas Replacement Depot. He 
was stationed there as a squad commander. 

John, an outstanding attack player, was 
chosen for the All-America lacrosse team 
in 1935 and 1936. He was a member of KA. 

Before entering the service in June, 1941, 
Christhilf was associated with the John E. 
Greiner Co., of Baltimore as a civil 
engineer. 

. His mother, Mrs. Kathleen F. Christhilf, 
resides at 5010 Embia Streetjn Baltimore. 




Maj. Gen. DeWitt Peck presenting Legion of Merit to Lieut. Col. J. W 

Scott on Okinawa. 



Co/. John W. Scott of Marines given 
Legion of Merit for Okinawa services 



Col. John W. Scott, Arts and Sciences 
' i3, recently was presented with the Legion 
of merit on Okinawa in recognition of out- 
standing services as a general staff officer 
with the First Marine Division prior to 
and during the operations on that Island. 

Presentation at appropriate ceremonies 
was made by Maj. Gen. DeWitt Peck, 
commanding general of the First Marine 
Division. 

Col. Scott, who came to Maryland from 
Elkton, Md., after graduating from Bord- 
entown, N. J., Military Institute and who 
was a member of Sigma Nu, was a member 
of the Philadelphia printing firm of Allen, 
Lane and Scott w r hen called into active 
duty in the Marine Corps in 1940. He 
closed his home in Philadelphia upon 
entering the service and his wife, Mrs. 
Dorothy Scott, and their two children now- 
live at 842 Standish Avenue, Westfield, 
N.J. 

Before joining the First Marine Di- 
vision, Col. Scott served as commanding 
officer of the Sixth Reserve battalion in 
the Philadelphia Navy Yard and later with 
Marine Corps Headquarters in Washing- 
ton. 

From August until October, 1943, he 
was detached and served in the European 
Theater of Operations as an observer. 
Col. Scott landed D-Day with Allied forces 
at Salerno after visiting training centers at 
Oran and Algiers. After four days on 
Salerno's beaches he returned to Marine 
Corps Headquarters. 



Col. Scott joined the First Marine Di- 
vision during its campaign at Cape 
Gloucester and was given an assignment 
as battalion commander. He later became 
a general staff officer and served in that 
capacity during the Peleliu and Okinawa 
operations. 

He contributed materially to the success 
of the difficult Okinawa campaign, devel- 
oping a staff target information center 
which was directly responsible for the de- 
struction of countless enemy strongpoints. 
Throughout the campaign his professional 
attainments were clearly evidenced by the 
effective manner in which he served higher, 
lower and adjacent echelons. 

Col. Scott was commended for his cour- 
age, determination and coolness under fire 
in the establishment of forward observa- 
tion posts, the "eyes" of a fighting Marine 
division. 

He is a member of the Huntington 
Valley Country Club of Philadelphia. 



Grad sees hardships 

Lieut. Eleanor Crews March, Home 
Economics '45, now is stationed at the 
247th General Hospital in the Philippines, 
60 miles north of Manila. She recently 
wrote that the hospital, moved from war- 
ravaged Manila, has insufficient equip- 
ment, lacks sanitation and is short of food. 



Legion of Merit won 
by Col. Bill Kricker 



Col. William M. (Bill) Kricker, '32, who 
has just retired from the service, was the 
recipient of the Army's Legion of Merit for 
outstanding work and accomplishments as 
Executive to the Deputy Chief of Air Staff 
in which position he served two years. 
Maj. Gen. C. C. Chauncey made the 
award. The official citation by the War 
Department said in part: 

"Col. Kricker was responsible for the 
handling of requests for supplies and 
maintenance facilities from combat Air 
Forces in the early phases of the war. 
In the discharge of this responsibility, 
Col. Kricker exercised not only exceptional 
tact and extremely sound judgment but a 
high degree of ingenuity which made him 
an i nvaluable asset to the Army Air Forces. 

Makes Important Decisions 

"As Acting Senior Air Member on the 
Army-Navy Facilities Committee in the 
absence of the Deputy Chief of Air Staff, 
Col. Kricker was responsible for Army Air 
Forces decisions on the joint use of air 
fields with the Navy at installations 
throughout the world. He was instru- 
mental in the establishment of the basic 
working principles for this Committee and 
as such made an important contribution to 
the successful cooperation of the two serv- 
ices in the prosecution of the air phase of 
World War II." 

While at Maryland Col. Kricker was 
president of Omicron Delta Kappa, hono- 
rary leadership fraternity, president of 
Alpha Zeta, honorable scholarship fra- 
ternity, business manager of The Diamond- 
back and a member of Phi Delta Theta. 
Now is in Washington 

After entering business in Baltimore, he 
served as director of the Maryland Junior 
Chamber of Commerce. lie now is with 
the Producers' Council, national organiza- 
tion of product manufacturers with head- 
quarters in Washington, as administrative 
assistant. 

Bill married Agnes (Chicken) McNutt, 
1 31, and they are living at Sandy Spring, 
Md. They have three children. 



It. Searles is dead 

I.t.ijg) Robert Searles, '42, has been de- 
clared dead officially after being reported 
missing more than a year ago. He was in 
the submarine service. Searles while at 
Maryland was Tau Beta Pi, ODK, Kappa 
Alpha, president of the Men's League and 
■cheerleader. 




Maj. Gen. C. C. Chauncey presenting the Legion of Merit to 
Col. William Kricker 



Lieut. Comdr. Sherwood has three happy 
events take place in rapid succession 



Lieut. Comdr. Henry L. Sherwood, Jr., 
native Baltimorean and graduate of the 
University's Law School, enjoyed three 
happy events in quick succession when 
his ship, the U. S. S. General C. C. Lallou, 
docked in New York recently. He was 
detached as Gunnery Officer, a position 
which he held since the ship was com- 
missioned last June, and was given the 
assignment as Executive Officer, second in 
command aboard. Later he culminated an 
old romance by marrying Rosita Macis, 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Salvatore Macis 
of Honduras, also a resident of Baltimore. 

Just a little later, he received a spot pro- 
motion from lieutenant to his present 
grade. 

Mrs. Sherwood was born in Baltimore, 
raised in Honduras but educated in the 
United States. She is a graduate of St. 
Joseph's College of Emmitsburg, Md., and 
at present is associated with a shoe concern 
in Baltimore. 

Comdr. Sherwood is the son of Mrs. 
Henry L. Sinskey of 3000 Hilton street, 
Baltimore. In civil life, he was an attorney 
and president of the pharmaceutical manu- 
facturing company of Purpoil Labora- 
tories, Inc., Baltimore. In 1942, he was 
commissioned Ensign in the Naval Re- 
serve and received his rank of Lieutenant 
in July, 1944. He served aboard the 



U. S. S. TRYON and the U. S. S. CATOC-" 
TIN and participated in the invasion of- 
Southern France. Since going aboard the- 
General Ballou, Comdr. Sherwood has • 
made voyages to Marseilles, France, and 
to Calcutta and Karachi, India, aiding in 
the return of over 9,000 Americans to the 
United States. 

Upon his release to inactive duty, 
Comdr. and Mrs. Sherwood plan a honey- 
moon to Honduras and will make their 
home in Baltimore. 



CAPT. CHARLEY WOODWARD 
TO RESUME LAW STUDIES 

It now is Capt. Charley W. Woodward, 
Jr., Arts and Science '41, who among other 
things won his letter as a baseball pitcher 
while at College Park. He was a member 
of Phi Delta Theta. 

Charley, son of Judge and Mrs. C. W. 
W r oodward of Rockville, who recently was 
promoted from first lieutenant, spent 27 
months overseas in Africa, Italy, Southern 
France and Germany. 

Charley married Mary Patrick of Fort 
Smith, Ark., and they now are living in 
Baltimore. His terminal leave was to ex- 
pire in February and he then planned to 
resume his studies at the Law School. , 



Loss of football coaches brings unthinking uprising at College Park 



By Bill Hottel 

Maryland is minus Paul Bryant, head 
football coach, and three aides — Carney 
Laslie, Frank Moseley and Kenneth 
Whitlow — all of whom have shifted to 
Kentucky, and is recalling an unthinking 
demonstration by the students when the 
news hit the College Park campus on 
January 15. 

There was a hectic time for a while — 
starting around midnight of January 14 — 
when about 200 students brought Presi- 
dent H. C. Byrd to the door in his pajamas, 
until shortly after noon of the 15th. Quiet 
was restored when it was made clear by 
Bryant that he was leaving on his own 
accord strictly as a financial step that he 
could not refuse and to get back into the 
Southeastern Conference, 'where he grew 
up'. It had been groundlessly rumored 
that there was friction between Byrd and 
Bryant and that the coach had been 'fired'. 
Stay Away From Classes 
Students stayed away from classes for 
2J4 hours in the morning but after Bryant 
appeared on the Administration Building 
steps and told them that he was leaving 
Maryland under his "own free will to ac- 
cept a better opportunity," they resumed 
their studies. Bryant added: 

"Everybody has treated me swell at 
Maryland. I've been given everything I 
wanted. You students have been loyal, the 
members of the team were among the finest 
fellows I've ever known and the adminis- 
tration and athletic people have cooperated 
in every way." 

He also explained that his leaving had no 
bearing on the football players at Mary- 
land and that he expected all of them to 
remain and carry on for the Old Liners. 

In going to Kentucky, Bryant, former 
Alabama star end, got a contract for five 
years at a salary reported to be much more 
than Maryland was paying him. 

Byrd Eager to Keep Him 
"We liked him and wanted him to stay, 
but there's nothing we could do about it," 
President Byrd said. "I think he had a 
better deal here and more security than 
he'll get at Kentucky, but he wanted to 
go-" 

Under Bryant last fall the Terrapins had 
their best season in many years. In his first 
year at the helm he guided the grid squad 
to six victories, two losses and one tie. One 
of the victories was a stunning upset of un- 
beaten Virginia which gained him wide 
recognition. 

Bryant was the third Old Line coach in 
four years. Frank Shaughnessy was here 
in 1942 after Frank Dobson's long tenure, 



followed by Dr. Clarence Spears for the 
1943 and 1944 seasons. 

With the departure of this quartet and 
Herman Ball, who has gone to the Wash- 
ington Redskins as fulltime scout, Al 
Heagy is the only coach left on the campus. 
He's highly capable and no one could be 
more popular. 

Situation Explained Fairly 

Following is an aftermath story by 
Francis E. Stann, Washington Star 
sports columnist, which tells the situation 
in all fairness: 

The power of strike psychology is a 
wondrous thing; it is sweeping in force and 
capable of traveling vast distances, such as 
from America's labor unions to GIs in 
Manila and Germany and back, finally to 
seep into the dormitories of the University 
of Maryland because a football coach took 
another job. 

If it was more than strike psychology 
that inspired Maryland's students to lock 
their classrooms and picket buildings in 
protest of the resignations of Coach Paul 
Bryant and three aides the strikers did not 
explore long for facts. Bryant's appoint- 
ment to his new post at Kentucky under a 
5-year contract was announced from Lex- 
ington, indicating beyond doubt that the 
former Alabama star voluntarily was re- 
signing to accept what he regarded as a 
better proposition. 



Copf. Timberlake takes 
Shell Oil Company job 

Capt. Turner Timberlake, '41, Engi- 
neering, and sports editor of the Diamond- 
back while at Maryland, is out of the 
service and has taken a position as research 
engineer for the Shell Oil Company in 
Edwardsville, 111. 

Timberlake writes that he is happy to 
settle down to be a civilian workman after 
28 months in Alaska and the Aleutians and 
six months in Okinawa and Korea. He got 
back to the States on October 15 and was 
separated from the Army on January 5. 
His home town is Magnolia, Md. 

He specified that the Alumni News be 
sent too him at 971 Holyoake Road, 
Edwardsville, 111., and said he would be 
glad to hear from any of his old buddies 
at that address. 

Turner had newspapers aspirations at 
one time but took the advice of some of his 
friends in the writing profession that a man 
with an engineering education would be 
foolish to become a typewriter hound. 



True, Maryland had a reputation of 
changing grid coaches frequently, report- 
edly at the suggestion of President H. C. 
(Curley) Byrd, but in this case Dr. Byrd 
was as surprised as anybody and Bryant 
will be one coach who will leave College 
Park without muttering darkly under his 
breath. Maryland didn't give Bryant the 
heave-ho. This time the shoe was on the 
other foot. "I couldn't afford to turn down 
Kentucky's offer," he explained. "That's 
my only reason for leaving." He goes off 
singing praises of Curley Byrd and of the 
co-operation he received. 

Thus Maryland loses perhaps the most 
popular coach it ever had, and certainly 
one of the ablest young mentors (age 32), 
in the country. Not only did he abruptly 
end several losing seasons during his 534 
months' term in 1945, but he provided the 
District with its No. 1 college thrill — 
Maryland's 19-13 victory over unbeaten, 
untied Virginia in the final 65 seconds. 
Signed No Maryland Contract 
That Bryant's new post is a step upward 
in big-time football must go uncontested. 
Kentucky is a member of the tough South- 
eastern Conference, which annually pro- 
duces bowl contenders, and one of the 
teams Bryant must oppose now is his alma 
mater, Alabama. But in urging Mary- 
land's students to call off their strike 
because he was leaving solely for an in- 
crease in salary may have been a bit 
gallant. If he's got a 5-year contract at 
Kentucky's he's got a certain added 
security, too — and in writing! 

In losing the young coach who won 
national recognition in his first year as a 
head guy, Dr. Byrd perhaps was not 
entirely blameless. When he became 
Maryland's head coach last September 
Bryant did so with the understanding that 
he was guaranteed the job for at least three 
years. But Dr. Byrd admits that Bryant 
never received more than a verbal promise. 
Now coaching football is a precarious 
occupation. The outfielder who loses his 
batting eye doesn't stay in the big leagues. 
Nor the golfer whose putting goes sour. 
Coaching football is little different — a 
coach oftentimes has to win to stick. The 
athletic policy of a university may change, 
or the No. 1 boy — in Maryland's case, Dr. 
Byrd — suddenly may be whisked away 
and a coach, who has to get it while he can, 
may be left with a verbal agreement with a 
man who can't fulfill it. 

In the coaching business it's nice to have 

something down in black and white. There 

are wives and kiddies at home, belonging 

to the coach and his assistants, and that 

(Continued on next page) 




Paul Bryant (on extreme right wearing felt hat) explains to students that he was leaving Maryland strictly 

on his own accord. 



(Continued from preceding page) 
sort of thing. Kentucky gave Bryant a 
5-year contract, and his aides are of his 
own choosing. 

Leave on Best of Terms 

On the other hand, Dr. Byrd claims his 
tribulations. "Bryant had no contract, but 
he had a faculty appointment," he said. 
"That's good for at least one year. Under 
Maryland State law we can't contract 
anybody for longer than two years, which 
is the State budget appropriation limit. 
We can't legally create an obligation ex- 
tending beyond this time. 

"When Bryant tendered his resignation, 
I talked with him for nearly two hours, 
trying to change his mind. I offered him a 
'letter of understanding,' in lieu of what 
you'd call a formal contract, in which it 
would be said that after two years he'd be 
guaranteed another 'letter of understand- 
ing.' But he'd already committed himself 
to Kentucky and so that was that. 

"I'm sorry we lost him. It was a blow 
to me, I can tell you. We were well satis- 
fied with Paul, but if he chooses to move 
on that's his business. I wish him well. He 
is a good coach." 

Bryant was no less flattering to Mary- 
land when he addressed a pair of gatherings 
of strikers. "This demonstration is un- 
fortunate," he told 2,500 students yester- 
day afternoon. "* * * I'm leaving of my 
own free will and accord." He went on to 
praise Dr. Byrd, Maryland and everybody 



else there, skipping not even the cheer- 
leaders. 

Oh, well, it's the end of another era, we 
suppose, and our guess is that both Curley 
Byrd and Paul Bryant will do all right by 
themselves in the future. 



Povich praises Byrd 

Here is what Shirley Povich, well-known 
sports columnist of the Washington Post, 
had to say about the matter: 

Those Maryland students who besieged 
the campus home of President H. C. Byrd 
and picketed the classrooms in a short- 
lived strike because their football coach 
resigned, offered testimony that a winning 
football team can do wonders for school 
morale. It's the first time that Maryland 
students ever cared whether football 
coaches were fired, or quit. 

Under Paul Bryant last season, Mary- 
land's best football team in years won six 
games, lost two and tied one. It's upset of 
unbeaten Virginia toward the close of the 
season was a thriller. When Bryant an- 
nounced he was leaving Maryland to take 
a five-year contract as coach at Kentucky 
the students roused President Byrd out of 
his sleep, demanding "We Want Bryant." 

Dr. Byrd had the perfect answer for 
them, however. Addressing the gathering 
in his pajamas, he told them quietly, 
"You want what I want. You have no 
quarrel with me. I've tried to persuade 



Bryant to stay but he had already signed 
with Kentucky. I'm as helpless as you." 

At that, Maryland students are fortu- 
nate. In Byrd, they have a football- 
minded president, who wants good football 
teams. He used to play the game and 
coach it. His was the only college in this 
area that didn't abandon football during 
the war. Byrd is the school's best guarantee 
that it will have a good football team and 
a good football coach. 



Miss Emmett replaces 
Mrs. Gray in Phys. Ed. 

Miss Rachel Emmett recently has been 
added to the Women's Physical Education 
staff to replace Mrs. Clinton Gray (nee 
Tenney) who has left. She will teach body 
mechanics, activity classes and kinesiology. 

Miss Emmett previously taught physical 
education in Maryland College for Women 
of which she is a graduate. She also at- 
tended North Carolina and received her 
master's degree from Columbia University. 



Offers fitness program 

A conditioning program in calisthenics, 
strongly advocated by the army, has been 
initiated at Maryland under the guidance 
of Col. Harlan Griswold, head of the M?u- 
tary Department. 



O. et "A 




Carry Maryland's fistic hopes — Here is Old Line squad that, although losing its first match to Virginia, 5 to 3, promises to provide 
plenty of opposition in all its engagements and is sure to win some of them. 

Top row: William L. Hoff, manager; Colonel Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller, coach; Yale Epstein, heavyweight; Harry Bonk, heavy- 
weight; John Cherigos, 145; Carlos Diaz, 135; Hal Donofrio, 135; Walter Bowling, 165; Phil Rogers, 127; Jose Carro, 120; Sammy 
Landow (lower), 127; William Steele, upper, assistant manager; Ken Johlenrich, 145; Norman Farrell, assistant manager. 

Front row, seated: Dave Mills, heavyweight; Ken Malone, 175; Lou Brown, 165; Tom Maloney, 155; Billy Greer, 145; Bill Filbert, 
135; Ray Richards, 127; Jose Fossas, 120. 



Maloney, Brown and Malone were the 
winners against Virginia, scoring in the 
155, 165 and 175 pound classes, respective- 
ly, but all the other scrappers did well and 
only John Lewis (not shown in the picture) 
did not go the route. He was TKO'd in 
the first round of the 120 pound division. 

Others who lost decisions, a couple of 
them mighty close, were: 127 pounds — 
Phil Rogers; 135— Bill Filbert; 145— Bill 
Greer, and Dave Mills, heavyweight. 



Brown, Rogers and Mills are newcomers 
to the squad but all the others saw some 
service in one or the other of the two 
previous seasons. Brown and Mills are 
GFs and the former won an American 
Division title while in England. 

There, of course, will be changes inthe 
team from time to time and Coach Miller 
was hoping when this was written that he 
would have the services of Bill Coaklev, an 



ace 127-pounder, who had failed to report 
early. Miller feels Coakley is the top man 
in his class in collegiate boxing and is con- 
fident he would always break even at least 
in the first two bouts if he had him in the 
line-up. This would mean a lot psycholog- 
ically to the entire squad in addition to a 
much-needed point. "Coakley just couldn't 
miss," says Miller. 



Miller is chosen head of District of Columbia Boxing Commission 



Col. Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller, Mary- 
land's fistic coach, has become chairman 
of the District of Columbia Boxing Com- 
mission. He took up his duties January 1. 

He was secretary of the District Boxing 
Association before being called into active 
duty with the Marine Corps in 1940 and 
also is a past president of the National 
Boxing Association, which has jurisdiction 
over the ring game in many States, includ- 
ing New York. He now is executive 
secretary of the NBA. 



Col. Miller previously coached the Old 
Liners from 1937 to 1940, both inclusive. 
Maryland won the Southern Conference 
championship in 1937 and 1939. He re- 
cently returned from the Pacific. He is 
also a veteran of World War I with over- 
seas service in Cuba, China, the Philip- 
pines, Micaragua and Mexico. He has 
been actively connected with boxing since 
1903. In his youth he won Service cham- 
pionships in the bantam, feather and 
lightweight divisions. He later trained and 
coached many service boxers. 



For many years, prior to coming to 
Maryland, he refereed in the Southern 
Conference, Eastern Intercollegiates and 
elsewhere. He also refereed professional 
bouts in many States and as far away as- 
Caracas, Venezuela. He wrote boxing for 
the San Francisco Call-Post and was, for 
two years, sports editor of the Washington, 
D. C. Herald. In recent years he has. 
written articles on boxing for ESQUIRE,. 
LIBERTY and other publications. 



Kehoe is chief aide 
to Eppley in track 

.X move to put track back on a high 
plane at the University has been made by 
Geary (Swede) Eppley, director of ath- 
letics and dean of men, who has been coach 
of that sport since 1923, with, of course, 
the lapse during the war years. 

Eppley will retain general supervision oi 
the pastime but will have Jim Kehoe, 
doubtless Maryland's greatest all-around 
runner of all time, as his chief aide. 

Carney Laslie of the football staff also 
was to have aided but he shifted to Ken- 
tuck} with Paul Bryant. 

Kehoe's main job will be a fulltime 
member of the physical education staff and 
his track tutoring will be incidental. 

Kehoe, who recently got out of the serv- 
ice, has had quite a few men toiling for a 
spell and Eppley hopes to have some of the 
athletes ready to complete in the North 
Carolina indoor meet at Chapel Hill on 
February 25. 

Rose to Army Captaincy 

Kehoe attended Maryland from 1936-40 
and received his B. S. in physical education 
from the College of Education. In the year 
following his graduation he taught in 
Mount Rainie' High School while coaching 
the freshman track and cross-country 
teams at Maryland. Drafted as a private 
in 1942, Kehoe attended Officers' Candi- 
date School and earned a captaincy. He 
spent 18 months in the South Pacific and 
was awarded the Bronze Star while a 
member of the 81st Infantry Division. 

While at Maryland, Kehoe was nation- 
ally prominent in track, winning the 
national junior SSO-meter championship as 
a student and later competing with the best 
in big indoor and outdoor meets. His 
greatest feat probably was in 1940, when 
Maryland won three national champion- 
ship races at the Penn Carnival. 
Star of Classic Games 

Running on Friday in the distance 
medley, Kehoe stepped the half-mile in 
1 :55, and the next day ran on the victorious 
4-mile and 2-mile teams. After running his 
mile in the 4-mile test in 4:21 4, he came 
back in the 2-mile to do 1 :54.5 for his half. 
This combined to make him the individual 
standout of the classic games. 

Kehoe, in his four years on the Maryland 
team, did not lose a single race in a dual 
meet. He holds the National AAU junior 
800-meter mark of 1:51.2 and the univer- 
sity haif-mile and 2-mile records of 1:53.8 
and 9:35.6, respectively. He also was three 
times indoor and outdoor half-mile cham- 
pion of the Southern Conference. 




JIM KEHOE 



Future Home Events 

BASKETBALL 

February 8 — North Carolina. 
February 9 — University of Virginia. 
February 14 — !'. S. Merchant Marine 

Academy. 
February 16 — University of Richmond. 
February 23 — West Virginia. 

BOXING 

*February 9 — U. S. Merchant Marine 
Academy. 

*February 2?> — U. S. Coast Guard Acad- 
emy. 

March 2 — Catholic University at Wash- 
ington. 

* Double header with basket ball in 
Ritchie Coliseum. 



Strong finish likely 
by Old Line tossers 

Maryland's basket ball team, backward 
in its development for several reasons, and 
loser of four of its first six games, was ex- 
pected to hit its stride in the latter half of 
the 20-game schedule. 

Coach Burton Shipley, getting some of 
his best players late from the football 
squad and losing most of these during the 
Christmas holiday period, was hampered 
in his efforts to produce a coordinated 
quint. But all of the boys on whom he will 
depend have been together since January 
2 and the team should get better with each 
contest. 

One of the toughest blows, has been the 
inability of Vic Turyn, hurt during the 
football season, to get into top shape. A 
shoulder injury has slowed him down and 
he has not had an opportunity of living up 
to the name of being the best tosser on the 
squad. Football Coach Paul Bryant, who 
saw Turyn play for North Carolina Pre- 
rlight, declares he's a real ace when physi- 
cally okay. 

An encouraging feature of the four de- 
feats in the initial six games was the fact 
that all of them were at the hands of top- 
notch outfits that might lick any team. 

Maryland, although losing to Duke and 
North Carolina, and beating North Caro- 
lina State on its Southern trip is not in a 
hopeless position in the Conference despite 
its 1-2 standing. All its other five loop 
contests are on the home floor and three of 
them are with quints that are in strictly 
its class. Duke and North Carolina, the 
tw > others who'll invade, appear to stand 
well above all other loop teams and doubt- 
less will battle it out lor the conference 
crown. Maryland is just as good as any of 
the others. 

Tosssrs who saw action in the Old Liners' 
game Dixie trip were: Jack Flynn, Lee 
Clark, John Hughes, Bill Lake, Don 
Gleasner, Joe Baumann, Bill Poling, Vic 
Turyn, Bill Elias. and Jack Wright Bob 
Fetters is another who figures strongly in 
Shipley's plans. 



Basket Ball Results 

Maryland 61 — Marine Corps Institute 46. 
Marshall College 50 — Marylan 1 43. 
(juantico Marines 50 — Maryland 47. 
Duke 59 — Maryland 26 (At Durham). 
Maryland 47 — North Carolina State 33 

(At Raleigh). 
North Carolina 64—Maryland 28 (Ai 

Chapel Hilli. 



Frosh may play Varsity 
sports until July 1/48 

Freshmen will remain eligible to play on 
varsity teams in the Southern Conference 
until J uly 1 , 1 948, under an amendment to 
the by-laws at the recent meeting of the 
organization in Richmond. 

The conference also decided to permit 
ex-servicemen who entered the armed 
forces prior to August 14, 1945 and who 
are eligible for educational benefits under 
the GI Bill of Rights, to transfer to a new 
school and participate in intercollegiate 
athletics. 

A revised system of selecting teams for 
the championship basket ball tourney at 
Raleigh taking into consideration not only 
their final percentage standings, but their 
schedule and recommendations of con- 
ference coaches, will be instituted this 
winter. 

Cameron Devises Plan 

The innovation in the method of picking 
the eight tournament teams was an- 
nounced by Eddie Cameron of Duke, 
chairman of the Basket Ball Committee. 

Cameron explained that the new selec- 
tion method would work this way. Each 
coach will submit to the basket ball com- 
mittee his complete schedule two weeks 
prior to the opening of the tournament. In 
addition, each coach will pick the eight 
teams he thinks are the conference's 
strongest. Then the basket ball committee 
will make its selections, taking into con- 
sideration the final percentage standings, 
the evaluation of the schedules and the 
coaches recommendations. 

Eligilibility is Denned 

A team, to be eligible for the tourna- 
ment, must have played eight conference 
games, and Cameron proposed that this 
number be increased to 10 next season and 
1 2 thereafter. 

The invitational indoor and outdoor 
track meets will be held again at North 
Carolina, but other regular conference 
meets, suspended during the war, will not 
be resumed this session. 

Prof. H. A. Fisher, faculty chairman of 
athletics at North Carolina State was 
elected conference president, succeeding 
Dr. Lee W. Milford of Clemson, with Col. 
William Couper of V. M. I., veteran secre- 
tary, as the new vice president, and Col. 
D. S. McAlister of The Citadel as incom- 
ing secretary. 

Selection of Charleston, S. C, as the 
site of next year's meeting and a decision 
to establish a separate Southern conference 
football officials booking office, effective 
January 1, concluded the sessions. 



Billy Cole paid tribute as heroic war victim 



Here is a tribute to Billy Cole, '40, one 
of Maryland's leading lacrosse players who 
was killed on the Western Front during 
World War II that is spontaneous, sincere 
and deserving. How the tribute originated 
is told in a letter to Billy's father, Judge 
William P. Cole Jr., of Towson, chairman 
of the University's Board of Regents, from 
Craig E. Taylor, nationally highly-regard- 
ed and an outstanding member of the 
sports staff of the Baltimore Morning Sun. 
The letter speaks for itself: 
Dear Judge Cole: 

Probably it will surprise you to hear 
from me in connection with your letter of 
28 November to Radio Station WFBR, 
but it was my broadcast of the Scholastic 
Scrapbook of 31 October to which your 
letter referred. 

My guest that night was Lieut. -Col. 
Jack McXally, quarterback at Western 
Maryland College, coach at Johns Hopkins 
and a flier in the Army Air Forces. Since 
that time he has gone to Drexel on the staff 
of Maury McMains. 

Billy came into the broadcast in this 
manner: Asa part of the interview when I 
conducted the Scrapbook, I made it a 
custom to have the guest ask me an un- 
rehearsed question — I thought it added 
something in spontaneity and kept me on 
my toes a little. Jack was invited to do so 
thus: 

"Now, Jack, there's a Scrapbook custom 
in which the guest has his chance to sk a 
question . . . without my knowing in ad- 
vance what's coming . . . so . . . sock it to 
me!" 



Of course, there's no script for his ques~ 
tion and my reply, but it ran something 
like this: 

McNALLY: "Craig, who in your opin- 
ion, was the athlete who did the most in 
the war?" 

TAYLOR: "That's really a tough one, 
Jack . . . let's see . . . athlete who did most 
in the war ... I believe I'd say Billy Cole 
. . . and because no athlete could do more 
than Billy ... he didn't return . . . and to 
my mind such a sacrifice could not be sur- 
passed . . . Yes, Jack, I'd say Billy Cole." 

McXa ly: "Yes, Craig, I agree." 

After the broadcast, one of the an- 
nouncers said a word of disagreement . . . 
I only tell you this to give you as much 
information as I can . . . saying that per- 
haps Barney Ross would be a more suitable 
choice ... or Tommy Harmon. I disagreed 
with him at the time . . . and still disagree, 
and I think the reason is obvious. 

Two weeks later I finished my connec- 
tion with the Scrapbook, as its originator, 
Nick Campofreda, returned from his serv- 
ice in the Merchant Marine, and he is the 
present conductor. 

Your letter is appreciated, and I am 
only too sorry that the limitations on my 
time because of covering the Army-Navy 
football game prevented an earlier reply. 

Hoping that Mrs. Cole and you are en- 
joying good health, and with best personal 
wishes, I am, 

Sincerely yours, 

CRAIG E. TAYLOR 



Cavaliers take grid defeat as regular sportsmen 



Virginia displayed true sportsmanship 
over its stunning 19-13 defeat by the 
Maryland football team in Griffith Stadium 
in Washington on November 24 in the 
following letter from the sports editor of 
the College Topics, the Cavaliers' student 
paper, to the Old Liners' Diamondback: 
Dear Sir: 

I would like to extend to you and the 
Maryland football squad my personal con- 
gratulations on your victory over Virginia 
Saturday. We at Virginia have no excuse 
to offer other than that we were outplayed 
by a more spirited team which had the 
determination and will to win. We never- 



theless could not help but accept the de- 
feat with some bitterness since it has pro- 
bably put an end to any hopes we had of 
playing in a bowl game on New Year day. 
As a witness of the game may I add that it 
was an excellent exhibition of good clean 
football played in the friendly spirit of 
football rivalry. I sincerely hope that in 
the years to come Virginia and Maryland 
will continue their series. Best of luck to 
your team. 

Yours truly, 

Chris Cramer, 
Sports Editor. 



DuBois is aiming to return to school next fall 



Lieut. Oscar H. DuBois, a capable 
sophomore guard on the 1942 football 
team, writes to Burton Shipley from Prien, 
Germany, that he hopes to be back in 
time to register next fall. 

DuBois says he needs some hard foot- 



ball to bring him down to his proper pound- 
age as he now scales 215. He's 5 feet he 
inches tall and weighed about 200 when 
he last trod the gridiron at College Park. 
His home is in Bridgeton, N. J., and 
was in the College of Education. 



10 



Lieut. Com. Ed Juska tells of important role blimps played in war 



Lieut. Comdr. Edward F. Jjuka, '25, 
B.A., Arts and Sciences, who managed the 
baseball team in his senior year, is back in 
the practice of law at 30 Church Street, 
Keansburg, X. J., after a long siege in the 
Navy. 

Juska saw service in Africa and was 
stationed at Lakehurst, X. J., before being 
sent overseas. Just before leaving the ser- 
vice he received the following citation 
signed by R. F. Tyler, Commander of 
Fleet Airship Atlantic: 

"Commander Fleet Airships Atlantic 
desires to express appreciation for the 
valuable legal services you rendered in 
connection with the preparation of a diffi- 
cult recommendation for general court- 
martial. 

"The outstanding manner in which you 
accomplished the research and prepara- 
tion of this involved legal problem is of 
great benefit to the naval service and dis- 
played intelligence, perseverance and in- 
dustry on your part." 

Tells of Value of Blimp 

Juska recently made a highly interest- 
ing speech before the Long Branch, X. J., 
Rotary Club on, "The part the blimp 
played in the African and European wars." 

"The main function of the blimp", 
Juska said, "was to keep the supplies 
moving to the men at the front and to clear 
the mines from the Mediterranean. 

"When we went over to Xorth Africa 
to establish a blimp base, we were flown in 
a four-motor plane, and I believe I have 
the distinction of being the only person to 
have slept with his feet in a French Ad- 
miral's mouth. It was so cold on the plane 
that we were all trying various ways to get 
comfortable and I felt this warm object at 
my feet. It was dark and I couldn't see 
what it was, so I just wriggled around until 
they got good and comfortable. Fortu- 
nately, I woke up early in the morning 
before he did. 

"Upon arriving at Xorth Africa, about 
100 miles north of Casablanca, we began 
to get things in order and prepared to 
await the four blimps which were to be 
flown across the Atlantic. 

Blimps Make Long Trip 

"We got word after an interminable 
time of waiting that the first leg of the 
journey had been made by two of the 
blimps, and 19 hours later they arrived. A 
couple of days later, the other two came in 
and the project was a success. 

"The job of the blimps was to patrol the 
Straits of Gibraltar, for the Germans were 
waiting for convoys on either side and 
were popping them oft as they came 



through. The blimps had to patrol the 
straits at night, and flew without lights. 
It was tedious business and they went up 
at 6 P. M. and were supposed to come 
down at S A. M., but sometimes the heavy 
fog which rolled in from the water every 
morning prevented them from landing 
until around noon. 

"After the invasion of France, it was the 
job of the blimps to clear the mine fields 
out of Marseille, Toulon and the Mediter- 
ranean Sea. 

Delivered Supplies in Pinch 

Comdr. Juska said that the blimps were 
instrumental in getting supplies to the men 
in the battle of the Belgian Bulge. "Xo- 
body knows how close we came to losing 
that battle then, because the Germans got 
into our base there and cleaned out all of 
our supplies, and our men were just hang- 
ing on by their teeth." 

He lauded the blimp in its activities in 
hunting, finding and destroying submar- 
ines along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. 
After the blimp patrols were organized 
convoys could get to their destinations 
without fighter escort, he said. 



Goff toiling with Army 
Quartermaster group 

Russell H. Goff, '42, Arts and Sciences, 
writes from Camp Lee, Ya., that he is an 
Army man at last and is in the throes of 
taking his basic training. He is in the 
quartermaster group and expects to be 
transferred to Fort Myer, Ya., late this 
month. This will put him near home, as he 
lives at 4802 Xebraska Avenue, X. W., 
Washington. 

Goff says he is one of a bunch of 40 
college fellows, all graduates in technical 
fields from schools throughout the coun- 
try, and that most of them have spent 
three or four years in special war work in 
industry. 



Graduates join hands 

Vernon Xorman Albrecht of Baltimore, 
B.S., '44, and M.S., '45, and Isabelle 
Hamilton Boswell of Washington, '44, 
Home Economics, recently were married. 
Following a honeymoon they took up 
residence in Arlington, Ya. Mrs. Albrecht 
was attended by Phyllis Daugherty of 
Cumberland and Mr. Hubert J. Silcox of 
New York, former roommates at College 
Park. 



He said that the main reason a blimp is 
so beneficial in the mine-clearing jobs is 
that it can stand almost perfectly still 
over an object and the crew can see every- 
thing for miles around. A blimp should go 
into an area where there is liable to be 
enemy fighter aircraft because it carries no 
weapons except a 50 caliber gun, which is 
used to destroy submarines. This weapon 
can shoot in no other direction but down. 

Alma Mater Outgrows Him 

Juska, in a recent letter to R. M. (Bunt) 
Watkins, president of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation, said that he would be in Washing- 
ton soon again and would stop by College 
Park to say hello. "Frankly, the other day, 
when I drove by I hardly recognized the 
old Alma Mater. Curley certainly de- 
serves a big hand from the alumni for 
what he has done and the opportunities 
that he has given to youngsters to better 
themselves", he wrote. 

Juska, who was a member of Sigma Phi 
Sigma (now Sigma Chi), was active in 
many campus affairs, being among other 
things managjng editor of the Reveille 
(now the Terrapin). 



Men now are eligible 
for home economics 

Men now are eligible for courses in the 
College of Home Economics. Two entire 
courses in merchandising and crafts are 
being offered them. These include selec- 
tion of men's clothing with relation to 
durability and suitability to occasion, 
family relationships, budgeting and selec- 
tion and care of household appliances and 
good social form for the guest. 



Authors are honored 

"Poem for Peace" by Virginia Wood- 
bury, '46, "Too High" by Don Murphy, 
'48, "I Nunc Superbe" by William Mead, 
'47, and "Journey," by Jean Bowen, '46, 
recently were selected for publication in 
the Annual Anthology of College 
Poetry. 



Dr. Creech in new job 

Dr. Hugh J. Creech, for four years an 
associate professor of chemistry has be- 
come research immunochemist at the Lank- 
enau Hospital Research Institute in 
Philadelphia. He also is a member of the 
staff at Bryn Mawr College. 



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SENATOR MILLARD TYDINGS 



CHARLES P. McCORMICK 
(Sec Story on Page 2) 



MARCH 



1946 



ALUMNI 



NEWS 




Senator Tydings and Charles P. McCormick named to Board of Regents 



Senator Millard Evelyn Tydings, '10, of 
Havre de Grace, and Charles P. McCor- 
mick, president of McCormick and Co. of 
Baltimore, have been appointed by Gov. 
O'Conor to complete the Board of Regents 
of the University. 

Senator Tydings was named for a five- 
year term to succeed John E. Semmes, who 
resigned because of the pressure of busi- 
ness, and McCormick will fill the unexpired 
term of the late Judge Roland K. Adams, 
which runs until 1948. 

Gov. O'Conor said both men had ac- 
cepted and that he was certain that the 
political experience of Tydings and the 
business acumen of McCormick would be 
of great value to the Board. 

From Bottom to Top 

"C.P.", as McCormick democratically 
is known, a nephew of the founder, W. 
M. McCormick, worked his w r ay from the 
bottom of the ladder to the top with the 
world-wide known company that was es- 
tablished in 1889. Starting in 1912, he 
1 oiled during the summer months in differ- 
ent occupations while a student at Balti- 
more City College and Johns Hopkins 
University. Later he went on the road as 
a salesman and worked in every office and 
executive department. 

That he learned rapidly and well is 
shown by the fact that he was made presi- 
dent when 36 years old, when his uncle died 
in 1932. 

Born in Mexico when his father, a Bap- 
tist minister, was engaged there, he spent 
much of his earlier days in that country, 
Puerto Rico and Europe. When the 
United States entered World War I, he 
enlisted in the Navy as a "gob". He saw 
hazardous service on a mine-sweeper traw- 
ler, later was athletic director of the 5th 
Naval District and then served aboard an 
overseas transport. 

Active in Many Affairs 

Despite the heavy demands of business, 
he finds time to play a big role in social and 
civic activities and has retained his col- 
legiate contacts through his interested 
membership in Phi Gamma Delta frater- 
nity. He is a Mason, a Knight Templar 
and Shriner, an active Rotarian and an 
officer or director in so many organizations 
that there is not room to list them. 

He also is the author of four highly re- 
garded books on business affairs, one of 
which, "Sparks", a collection of "Sparks 
of inspiration from others who have in- 
spired me", has had nine editions. 




"Chief" Tydings 

As he appeared in 1910, the year of his 

graduation at College Park 

Senator Tydings is in the double-Mary- 
land product class, having gone to the Law 
School after getting his degree in Mechani- 
cal Engineering at College Park in 1910. 
After his stay at the Law School, he was 
admitted to the bar in 1913 and practiced 
until going into the service in World War I 
on April 6, 1917. He started in the ranks 
and came out a colonel on June 1, 1919, 



Vol. XVII 



No. 10 



March, 1946 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 

T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are S2.00 per year. 



with the DSM andDSC and with citations 
from Generals Pershing and Upton. 

He began his political career as a mem- 
ber of State Legislature, becoming speaker 
of the House and later serving in the Sen- 
ate. He was elected to the 68th Congress 
and reelected to the 69th and entered the 
U. S. Senate in 1926. He was reelected in 
1932, 1938 and again in 1944, so is sure to 
be a member of that august body until 
1950. 

Senator Tydings, who was born in Havre 
de Grace on April 6, 1890, still has his 
home there. He married Eleanor Davies. 

Tydings was the campus orator at 
College Park and the prize pupil of Prof. 
Charles S. Richardson, head of the Public 
Speaking Department, now retired. He 
was a classmate of Judge William P. Cole, 
Jr., of Towson, chairman of the Board of 
Regents. 

Was Leader on Campus 

Here are some of "Chief" Tydings' 
campus accomplishments: Schley Prize 
and William Pinckney White medal for 
two years of oratory, Junior orator vale- 
dictorian, President of Morrill Literary 
Society, member of Conference Commit- 
tee, manager of football, 1909, treasurer of 
May Ball Organization, athletic editor of 
"Reveille", year book, and editor of 
"Triangle", the college newspaper. 

He also pole-vaulted for the track team, 
doubtless tuning for the heights to which 
he has soared in public life. 

Other members of the Board of Re- 
gents are: Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, sec- 
retary; J. Milton Patterson, treasurer; 
Glenn L. Martin and Stanford Z. Roth- 
schild, all of Baltimore; E. Paul Knotts 
and Harry H. Nuttle, both of Denton; 
Philip C. Turner, Parkton, and Thomas R. 
Brookes, Bel Air. 

Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the Uni- 
versity, is, by law, executive officer of the 
board. A regular meeting of the board is 
held the third Friday in each month, ex- 
cept in July and August. 

* * * 

Webster becomes agent 
for Delaware County 

John W. Webster, '35 Agriculture, who 
came to Maryland from Pylesville, has 
been named agricultural agent for New 
Castle County, Delaware. He also took 
graduate work at North Carolina State. 

Webster entered the Army Air Forces as 
a lieutenant in 1942 and was discharged as 
a captain in November, 1945. He served 
in the U.S. and England. He previously 
had done agricultural work in Maryland 
and North Carolina. 



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Two Medical grads gain Legion of Merit 
and three others receive Bronze Star 



Five graduates of the School of Medicine 
recently have been signally honored for 
war service, with Navy Capt. F. Gordon 
be Tayloe and Lieut. Col. Thomas H. 
Tomlinson, Jr., being awarded the Legion 
of Merit, and Maj. William F. Gassaway, 
Capt. Stephen E. Muller and Capt. James 
R. Karns receiving the Bronze Star. 

Dr. Tayloe, a 1927 graduate formerly of 
Anlander, X. C, who entered the service 
on January 28, 1941, was awarded the 
Legion of Merit "for exceptionally meritori- 
ous conduct in the performance of out- 
standing services to the government of the 
United States as senior medical officer of 
the United States Naval Group in China 
from September 29, 1943 to June 5, 1945. 
Faced with the gigantic task of establishing 
medical facilities throughout China for the 
care of American naval personnel and their 
Chinese allies," the citation continued, 
"Capt. Tayloe moved steadily forward in 
this cooperative enterprise and, despite 
difficult problems of supply, transportation 
and limited personnel, succeeded in setting 
up medical units in some of the most 
hazardous and inaccessible parts of China, 
including many places behind the Japanese 
lines. By his personal devotion and compe- 
tent professional supervision, he led his 
organization in the creation of a remark- 
able record of health for Americans in some 
of the most disease-ridden areas of the 
world and brought the aid of modern medi- 
cine to thousands of Chinese guerillas who 
had never known it before, thereby effect- 
ing and maintaining high standards of 
Sino- American relations, which resulted in 
benefits to every American in his theater 
and will be of lasting value to his country. 
His superb leadership, resolute courage and 
unwavering devotion to duty reflect the 
highest credit on Capt. Tayloe and the 
United States Naval Service." 



Lieut. Col. Tomlinson, formerly of 
Thomasville, N. C, and a 1932 graduate 
who was commissioned in the United 
States Public Health Service in 1934, his 
Legion of Meritation citation states "de- 
veloped and closely supervised a theater 
hospitalization program and participated 
to a great extent in the development of all 
other theater medical plans. Through his 
untiring efforts and organizational ability 
he successfully coordinated the medical 
activities in this theater over a period of 
over 33 months." 



the Bronze Star for meritorious service 
from December 25, 1944 to March 19, 1945 
near YVingen, Philippsbourg, Behren, Sty- 
ring, Wendel and Forbach, France. Said 
the citation, "Under your tireless leader- 
ship both the regimental and battalion aid 
stations functioned in a superior manner 
throughout this entire period of action 
against the enemy. In addition, your 
efforts to prevent and cure trench foot kept 
the loss of personnel from the cause at a 
minimum. Your unfailing supervision and 
your ability in commanding the medical 
detachment under your control to fulfil the 
most difficult assignments were an invalu- 
able contribution to the success of the 
274th Infantry Regiment." 



Capt. Muller, a Baltimorean, who was 
graduated in 1937 and entered the services 
April 20, 1942, received the Bronze Star 
" for meritorious achievements in South 
Pacific military operations." 



Maj. Gassaway, formerly of Ellicott 
City, Md., and who entered the service 
soon after graduating in 1940, was awarded 



Capt. Karns, another Baltimorean, and 
a graduate of 1940 who also entered the 
service in April, 1942, like Capt. Muller, 
gained his Bronze Star "for meritorious 
achievements in military operations in the 
South Pacific." 



L W. Long now captain, 
located in Cleveland 

Lieut. John William Long, who received 
his L.L.B. from the Law School, recently 
was promoted from lieutenant to captain 
in the Army and now is chief advisor in the 
legal division of the Cleveland Ordnance 
District. He is a former resident of Salis- 
bury and was a member of the Long Law 
Offices there when he went into the service. 

He is a graduate of Officers' Candidate 
School at Camp Davis, N. C. 

Originally assigned to the Coast Artil- 
lery, Capt. Long attended Ordnance School 
at Aberdeen Proving Ground and in May 
1944 was assigned to duty with the Cleve- 
land Ordnance District. 

The Cleveland Ordnance District in- 
cludes 58 counties in northern Ohio and 
northwestern Pennsylvania and during the 
war handled contracts covering the supply 
of materiel vital to our fighting men. 

Capt. Long is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Brice Long, Camden Ave., Salisbury. He 
married Anne White of Salisbury and they 
have a three-year-old daughter. They live 
at 13500 Sixth Avenue, East Cleveland. 



Witter finds Maine job 
offers many pleasures 

An interesting letter recently was re- 
ceived from J. Franklin (Frank) Witter, 
Agriculture '28, who also got his degree in 
veterinary medicine from Michigan State 
College in 1932. 

Witter, who incidentally enclosed his 
check for $4 for his -annual dues for two 
years, now is Animal Pathologist at the 
University of Maine at Orono. 

After recalling some pleasant associ- 
ations with your acting editor, Witter 
among other things, wrote: 

"It was my good fortune to work in the 
Extension Servi e in the days when we 
mimeographed, folded and addressed en- 
velopes for the first issues of the Alumni 
News. I cut many an addressograph sten- 
cil in an effort to bring the mailing list up 
to date. 

"You will be interested in knowing that 
I am closely associated here in Orono with 
a very much liked dentist, Dr. Stanley 
Bridges, Dental School, 1935. We are 
great hunting and fishing partners. On one 
of our hunting trips this last fall, our group 
brought home four nice deer and a big 
black bear. 

"My job here at Maine largely is teach- 
ing, extension and diagnostic work in the 
field of animal diseases. The rest of the 
time is spent in enjoying the outdoor 
privileges of the State." 

Witter, a Marylander who came to 
College Park from Frederick, was a mem- 
ber of Delta Psi Omega fraternity. 



Mont on star eleven 

Tom Mont, former Maryland football, 
basket ball and lacrosse star, was picked 
as one of the backs on the all-star 7th 
Army eleven in Germany. He was player- 
coach of the M\ Infantry Regiment squad. 



Dr. Andrian an advisor 

Dr. G. W. Andrian, assistant professor 
of Spanish, has been made a faculty ad- 
visor of Mortar Board, senior women's 
honorary. Other advisors are Dr. Rachel 
J. Benton and Dr. Ray Ehrensberger. 



Just another reminder 

Don't forget to send in your new address 
for Alumni Nkws, and there is no law 
against also enclosing two bucks for your 
subscription. 



General Assembly pays tribute to Glenn L Martin in joint resolution 




This photograph was taken at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore at the luncheon at which Mr. Martin was presented 

with the illuminated scroll voted him by the Maryland Legislature. It was Mrs. Martin's birthday and she also was 

honored, students at the University presenting her with flowers. In the picture are, Mrs. Martin, Mr. Martin, 

Governor O'Conor (who presented the scroll) and H. C. Byrd, president of the University. 



One of the greatest and finest tributes 
ever paid a Marylander was accorded 
Glenn L. Martin recently at the Belvedere 
Hotel in Baltimore when Governor Her- 
bert R. O'Conor presented Mr. Martin 
with an illuminated copy of a joint resolu- 
tion by both Houses of the Maryland Le- 
gislation, commending him and his com- 
pany for furthering education in the State. 

The resolution was passed at the last 
session of the Legislature in appreciation 
of the founding of The Glenn L. Martin 
College of Engineering and Aeronautical 
Sciences at the University. 

Before a distinguished audience, Gov- 
ernor O'Conor paid signal honor to Mr. 
Martin, not only because of his interest in 
the State, but because he will aid the gen- 
eral field of education and the aeronautical 
sciences in particular. 

It was fitting that those who honored 



Mr. Martin — high State officials, repre- 
sentatives of the House and Senate, the 
Board of Regents of the University, the 
student body of the University and the 
leaders of finance, business and the pro- 
fessions — arranged the tribute on the 
eighty-second birthday of Mr. Martin's 
mother, Mrs. Minta Martin, who has been 
so great an inspiration to him throughout 
his life. 

In token of the occasion, Virginia Stew- 
art presented to Mrs. Martin, in behalf of 
the student body, a great bouquet of red 
roses "with the love and affection of the 
students of the University." Lucille Stew- 
art presented to Mr. Martin the first copy 
of the University year book, the Diamond- 
back, which is dedicated to Mr. Martin. 

In his reply to the warm expressions of 
the Governor, Judge William P. Cole, Jr., 
Chairman of the Board of Regents, and 



John H. White, Speaker of the House of 
Delegates, Mr. Martin said: 

"In the midst of a new era, there is no 
way out of strife and unrest, except 
through education. The war was won by 
men, but it could not have been won with- 
out science and invention — we out-invent- 
ed our enemies, who failed to take into ac- 
count the American ability to produce. 
Therefore, the winning of the war was due 
largely to scientific education. 

"Everyone in the State should think of 
how to advance the cause of education. 
We have had investigators in Europe who 
will report on the advance of the sciences 
there. Ominous as it may sound, the 
forces of science are already too far ad- 
vanced for us to defend ourselves by mere 
masses of people." 

(See resolution next page) 



Dr. Jenkins is among returnees as faculty again approaches normalcy 



Maryland's faculty, like all others de- 
pleted during the war, rapidly is getting 
back toward normalcy with returnees and 
appointees filling the ranks. 

One of the most notable members to re- 
turn is Capt. John G. Jenkins, who has 
been discharged from the Navy to resume 
his duties as head of the Psychology De- 
partment. He had been in the service since 
March 31, 1942, when he was commis- 
sioned a lieutenant commander. 

Dr. Jenkins will have some new help in 
Dr. F. H. Sanford, associate professor 
whose special field in in Personnel; Dr. Ray 
Hackman, another who served in the Navy 
and whose particular interests include 
statistics and testing, and Dr. D. D. 
Smith, who has been on the job as asso- 
ciate professor since November and whose 
specialties are testing and guidance. 

Dr. Charles A. Kirkpatrick and C. Wil- 
bur Cissel, former assistant professors who 
became lieutenant commanders in the 
Navy for the duration, are back on the 
staff in the College of Business and Public 




DR. JOHN G. JENKINS 

Administration. Dr. Kirkpatrick is teach- 
ing retail store management and Cissel is 
instructing in cost accounting. 



Rabbi Mezer Greenberg, who also is 
director of the Hillel Foundation on the 



Assembly's resolution praising Mr. Martin 



Here is the Martin resolution that was 
passed by the General Assembly: 

Whereas, the Glenn L. Martin 
Company has, through the vision of 
its President, Mr. Glenn L. Martin, 
and its Board of Directors, and 
through their desire to contribute to 
the development of the Aviation In- 
dustry, made a gift to the University 
of Maryland of $1,700,000 for the de- 
velopment of areonautical education 
and research; and 

Whereas, in making this gift, Mr. 
Glenn L. Martin specifically stated 
that one of the reasons for so doing 
was to contribute something of lasting 
value to the people of his adopted 
state; and 

Whereas, the Senate recognizes the 
worth to the State of the Aviation In- 
dustry, and forsees the great poten- 
tialities of research that will delveop 
not only aviation but other industries 
as well; and 

Whereas, the State recognizes with 
pride the distinction conferred upon 
its own University - in determining 
upon it as the best university through 
which work of this kind could be done; 
and 

Whereas, Mr. Martin has, in addi- 
tion to providing funds for the con- 
struction of buildings, also created in 



the University an Aeronautical Re- 
search Foundation and has expressed 
an intention to augment this by future 
gifts; and 

Whereas, the people of the State 
recognize the higher standards for the 
education of their sons and daughters 
that will thus be created in their own 
University; and 

Whereas, through the further de- 
velopment of aviation and the many 
industries related to it, thus made 
possible, the economic and social life 
of the State will be enhanced; be it, 
therefore, 

Resolved by the Senate of Mary- 
land, That the General Assembly of 
Maryland express to Mr. Glenn L. 
Martin, and the Board of Directors 
of his Company, its appreciation of 
their generous action ; and be it further 

Resolved, that the Senate of Mary- 
land hereby indicate to Mr. Glenn L. 
Martin the intention of the State to 
collaborate with him to the fullest ex- 
tent in the development of aviation 
and industrial research; and be it 
further 

Resolved, that a copy of this resolu- 
tion be engrossed and presented to 
Mr. Martin by the Governor of the 
State at a joint session of the Senate 
at a joint session of the Senate and the 
House of Delegates. 



campus, will teach a course in elementary 
Hebrew that has been added by the Mod- 
ern Language Department. He was 
graduated from Yeshiva College in 1943 
and took graduate work at Columbia Uni- 
versity. He also attended Hebrew Uni- 
versity in Jerusalem and the Jewish In- 
stitute of Religion in New York. 



Returnees and appointments recently 
added five men to the Extension Service 
Staff. Dr. T. B. Symons, director, has an- 
nounced. They include Francis C. Stark, 
Jr., vegetable crop specialist; Guy Watson 
Geinger, assistant professor of agricul- 
tural engineering; Wilard C. Huntley, egg 
marketing specialist, and Rufus H. Vin- 
cent, and L. R. Gilbert, extension ento- 
mologists. 

Vincent, '34, and a basketball, football 
and lacrosse star; Geinger, B.S. '33, and 
Master's '36 and Gilbert '32, strictly are 
U. of M. products, while Stark an Okla- 
homa Ag grad of '40, got his Master's at 
College Park in 1942 while an assistant in 
the Horticultural Department. Huntley 
is a '37 graduate of the University of 
Connecticut. 

Vincent, Gilbert, Stark and Huntley 
were, in war service. Vincent, who was en- 
gaged in mosquito control work in Wor- 
cester County, became an entomologist in 
the Sanitary Corps of the Army rising to 
the rank of Captain. He was assigned to 
typhus control work while in the Military 
Government in Germany. 

Gilbert was associated in the Japanese 
beetle control program until entering the 
Navy for which he did insect control work 
on the islands of the Pacific. 

Stark, an assistant in the Horticultural 
Department from 1940 to 1942, went into 
the service in October of the latter year 
and was a flight instructor and flight com- 
mander in the Army Air Forces. Huntley 
was with the Army Quartermaster Corps. 

Geinger managed a farm while getting 
his graduate degree and taught from 1934 
to 1943, after which he became associated 
with the Production Credit Offices in York 
and Carlisle in Pennsylvania. 



It' never too late 

We still are eager to get the correct 
addresses of all alumni and when writing 
if you happen to enclose $2 for your dues 
and Alumni News subscription it will not 
be returned. Thanks. 



F. R. (Dutch) Ward, 70, dies; 
spent life as teacher 

Word has come from Mrs. Frank R- 
Ward of 180 E. Clay Avenue, Roselle Park, 
N. J., of the death of her husband who was 
graduated from the Engineering College 
in 1910. He was buried in Baltimore. 

Since his graduation in the class that 
contained Senator Millard Tydings and 
Judge William P. Cole, Jr., both now 
members of the Board of Regents of the 
University, Mr. Ward taught in the schools 
of Baltimore County, McKeesport, Pa., 
and Girard College, but for the last 27 
years was head of the Trade Drafting De- 
partment of the Vocational and Technical 
High Schools of Bayonne, N. J. 

His widow, whom he married in June, 
1914, was Olive M. French, Oberlin, '10. 
He is also survived by three children, Ruth 
E. Oberlin, '38; Lieut. David E., Naval 
Academy, '43 (really the class of '44), and 
Cadet John F., of the U. S. Merchant 
Marine Academy. David at present is 
skipper of an LCS stationed in Tokio Bay. 

Mrs. Ward was anxious to notify his 
classmates of his death but had the ad- 
dresses of only a few. She mentioned T. 
Ray Stanton of University Park as one of 
his best friends. She also said her late 
husband was a loyal alumnus who attend- 
ed many of the reunions of his class at 
College Park. 

One thing that Mrs. Ward didn't men- 
tion was that he won his "M" in football 
as a center on the 1908 and 1909 teams. 
He was known as "Dutch" to his team- 
mates, one of whom was Dr. Ernest X. 
Cory, captain of the '08 eleven, who is 
the State entomologist. 

* * * 

University offers course 
in nursery technique 

An extension course in Nursery School 
Technique is being given by the University 
in Central High School in Washington dur- 
ing the second semester which began on 
February 5. Classes run from 7.30 to 9.30 
P.M. each Tuesday evening and two un- 
dergraduate or graduate credits are given 
for regular class work and an extra one may 
be earned through direct observations. 

Dean Marie Mount is in charge of the 
course which is given under the direction 
of the Department of Home Economics 
Fducation. Mrs. Nathalia Lautner, B.S. 
Michigan State, and M.A. Columbia, of 
the University staff is teaching the course. 
She has had varied experience in the work 
and is the author of a book on Nursery 
School Cooperatives. 

Prof. Edna B. McNaughton helped to 
arrange the details. 



Co/. Joe Caldara gets Legion of Merit, 
making fourth decoration during war 




MAJ. GEN. LAURIS NORSTAD PRESENTING LEGION OF MERIT 



Colonel Joseph D. Caldara, Arts and 
Sciences, '31, Army Air Corps, recently re- 
ceived the Legion of Merit in a ceremony 
at the Pentagon Building in Washington. 
Maj. (ien. Lauris Norstad, assistant Chief 
of Air Staff-5, Headquarters Army Air 
Forces, made the presentation. Col. Cal- 
dara is a member of Gen. Norstad's staff. 

This is the fourth decoration to be 
awarded Col. Caldara in the course of the 
war, he having been decorated three times 
while serving in the South Pacific in 1942 
and 1943. He filled an assignment that 
took him into every theater headquarters 
around the world. 

His Legion of Merit citation read: 
"Col. Joseph D. Caldara, General Staff 
Corps, Army of the United States. For 
exceptionally meritorious conduct in the 
performance of outstanding services as 
executive of the Pacific Theater Branch, 
Operational Plans Division, Office of the 
Assistant Chief of Air Staff-5, Headquar- 
ters Army Air Forces, from November 
1943 to December 1944, and as executive 
of the Operational Plans Division from 
January 1944 to December 1945, Colonel 
Caldara, due to his unusually extensive 
knowledge of newly formulated policies 
and strategic plans for the final Pacific Air 
Offensive, was selected to represent the 
Commanding General, Army Air Forces 



in acquainting and coordinating Army Air 
Force Commanders overseas during the 
period of 10 July to 1 September 1944 with 
these plans. Col. Caldara performed this 
highly important assignment in such an 
exceptional manner that the subsequent 
redeployment to the Pacific was conducted 
with outstanding smoothness and rapidity. 
In addition, Col. Caldara, by his untiring 
efforts, thorough research, and outstand- 
ing initiative, devised a unique, concise, 
and mobile method of cartographic pre- 
sentation of operational plans, thereby 
eliminating great detail and inconvenience 
and resulting in a great saving of time and 
effort and a ready grasp of the plan in its 
entirety by the echelons of command. This 
method of presentation proved so success- 
ful that it was adopted generally through- 
out the various planning sections of the 
Army Air Forces Headquarters, and was 
used in presenting Army Air Forces plans 
to the Chief of Staff, the President, and 
heads of the Allied Nations at such concer- 
ences as those held at Yalta and Potsdam, 
thus contributing distinctively to the suc- 
cess of world-wide operations." 

Col. Caldara, who hails from Mt. Savage, 
Md., married Christine Finzel, also of that 
place, a College of Education student of 
the class of '34, who was a member of 
AOPI. Joe was a member of ATO, ODK 
and other organizations. 




Helping you 
sleep better 



It may seem a bit un- 
usual . . . 

. . . that an electrical 
manufacturing company serving 
so many needs of a wide-awake, 
workaday world should be in- 
terested in helping you sleep. But 
with General Electric it's a fact. 
Air conditioning units that 
make every night in the year "a 
good night to sleep"— automatic 
home heating systems — silent 
fans— quieter street cars and buses 
— heating pads— and feather- 
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Clark Shaughnessy returns to Maryland as head coach of football 



(This story of Clark Chaughnessy's return 
to College Park was written by Lewis F. 
Atchison, sports writer of the Washing- 
ton Star, and gives us the opportunity 
of having the situation described by a 
non-partisan. YV.H.H.) 



Clark Shaughnessy, the 53-year old, 
gray-haired exponent of the T formation 
who jumped from Maryland's frying pan 
into Pittsburgh's fire three years ago, re- 
versed his field and jumped back again. 
The move completely flabbergasted foot- 
ball experts and amateurs alike, for Shaugh 
nessy's return is as astounding as was his 
departure three years ago, a brief 10 
months after his arrival at College Park. 

President H. C. Byrd of Maryland ex- 
plained his motive in rehiring the veteran 
coach simply: 

"Shaughnessy is one of the best two or 
three coaches in America," he said. "The 
fact that he has had trouble at Pitt doesn't 
alter the fact that he is a great football 
coach." 

Shaughnessy declared he was delight- 
ed" to return to Maryland. 

"I'm going back to where I came from," 
he said. "I guess that proves I never 
should have left in the first place." 
Will Pick Own Aides 

Dr. Byrd said the coach will "pick his 
own assistants, take complete charge and 
be his own boss." He added that it is un- 
derstood Shaughnessy w ill remain at Mary 
land and not consider any other college 
offer, thereby guarding against another 
hasty exit. 

Under the new setup, Shaughnessy will 
be in closer touch with the Washington 
Redskins, of which he is advisory mentor, 
a factor certain to find favor with the pro 
club. Redskin Coach Turk Edwards, who 
stepped up when Dud De Groot resigned 
to accept a berth with the Los Angeles All 
Americas, is an ardent Shaughnessy dis- 
ciple and the two have worked well to- 
gether. 

Differ on Pro Alliance 

Shaughnessy succeeds Paul Bryant, who 
succeeded Dr. Clarence Spears, only to de- 
part for Kentucky last January. Shaugh- 
nessy resigned at Pittsburgh after re- 
peatedly voicing his intention to hold the 
post despite a mounting torrent of critic- 
ism, only after a Pitt faculty committee 
recommended his retention with the pro- 
viso that he sever any relations with pro- 
fessional football. 

Shaughnessy, who has been associated 
with the Redskins for the last two years, 
rejected this ultimatum. He defended his 




CLARK SHAUGHNESSY 

position by making public portions of an 
eight page letter he wrote to Dr. R. E. 
Sherrill, chairman of the faculty committee 
At the time, he said, he had "every inten- 
tion of remaining at Pittsburgh," despite 
scorching criticism climaxed by a demand 
for Shaughnessy's resignation last week 
by three of his assistants. 

In his letter to Dr. Sherrill the coach 
wrote : 

"I have maintained, and will continue 
to maintain, that it is up to me to qualify 
myself in every way possible to do the best 
job of teaching football within my power, 
bearing in mind all the special phases that 
accrue to such a profession. In line with 
this concept of my position, I have always 
taken every opportunity to learn all I 
could about the game of football, and to 
keep abreast with every new development, 
I always attend every high school, college 
and professional game I can. 

Learns Much from Pros 

"I definitely consider it an unusual op- 
portunity to have the privilege of 'sitting- 
in' on professional games and to know 
what they are attempting to do. The best 
strategy, tactics and execution of football 
fundamentals are found in pro football and 
that is the school of which all football 
coaches who hope to keep abreast of the 
times should take advantage." 

At Maryland, Shaughnessy won seven 
games and lost two. In his tenure at Pitt, 



the Panthers won 10 and lost 17, but two 
of his three seasons were during war years 
when football material throughout the 
country was of poor quality. Several 
times the coach complained that he was 
not receiving the cooperation he was prom- 
ised and expected. 

Gets Good Team Nucleus 

As Pitt's losses mounted, so did critic- 
ism of his coaching with his connection 
with the Redskins coming under heavy 
fire. Through it all, Shaughnessy main- 
tained he was doing the best possible under 
the circumstances and that he would stick 
it out. He had no contract at Pitt, but 
rather faculty status. 

Shaughnessy falls heir to a sound nu- 
cleus of a formidable team left by Bryant, 
who, in turn, had assembled it at North 
Carolina Navy Preflight School before that 
program was discontinued. In addition, 
he probably will regain Lieut. Tom Mont, 
quarterback on the 1942 Old Line eleven 
and described by Shaughnessy as one of 
the finest T formation quarterbacks in 
college ranks at that time. Also expected 
to return are Maj. George Simler, a sopho- 
more end when called to the colors; Lieut. 
Jack Mier, a halfback; Lieut. Oscar Du- 
Bois, a guard; Jim Kurz, triple-threat 
back and a District All-High selection, 
and others. 

Has Schedule Difficulties 

With the coaching problem settled, 
Maryland today faced that of whipping 
its 1946 schedule into shape. Director of 
Athletics Geary Eppley has announced 
only one game, with Michigan State at 
Lansing on November 23, but five other 
schools have named the Terps as part of 
their schedules. These are: Richmond at 
College Park, October 5; North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill, October 12; Virginia Tech at 
College Park, October 19; William and 
Mary at Williamsburg, November 2; 
South Carolina at College Park, November 
9, and Washington and Lee, probably at 
Roanoke, Ya., November 16. 

Eppley also is trying to work in West 
Virginia, which was visited last year, but 
it will be possible only if the Virginia Tech 
game is shifted. Complications also threat- 
en to break off the Virginia series — tem- 
porarily at least — as well as that begun 
last year with the United States Merchant 
Marine Academy. 

It is probable that Eppley will continue 
the practice of playing early-season games 
at College Park, Friday nights. The idea 
found ready favor with the customers last 
season. 



8 



Shaughnessy's "comeback" reminds us that Byrd was tops in our book 



By Bill Hottel 

Regardless of his ups-and-downs and 
his nomadic habits in the last few years, 
we join Curley Byrd in rating Clark 
Shaugnessy as a topnotch coach, especially 
on offense. Sometimes we have been 
shocked by the way his defense function- 
ed, but while at Maryland he was able to 
get enough points to win all his games ex- 
cept those with Duke and V.M.I. Both 
were powerful outfits and Duke outclassed 
Maryland in material. 

Members of his 1942 eleven, which won 
seven of nine games, all liked him im- 
mensely and were enamored of the T-set- 
up he used as the type of football out of 
which the players get the most fun and the 
fewest injuries. He also is the fairest sort 
of a fellow and a thorough gentleman. 
That, in the last analysis, means more than 
coaching ability in handling students. 
Halas Rates Him Tops 

George Halas, owner and coach of the 
famous Chicago Bears, rates Shaughnessy 
as tops in the grid tutoring profession and 
gives him full credit for the development 
of the T which brought great fame to the 
Windy City pros. "We never could get 
around end with the T formation until 
Shaughnessy showed us how and now we 
have fully 20 ways of turning the trick", 
Halas said. 

Despite that he has been labeled a 
wanderer, Shaughnessy has coached at 
only six places and he remained a total of 
24 seasons at the first three: Tulane, Loy- 
ola of the South, and Chicago. Up until 
he jumped into the Pittsburgh furnace, 
Shaughnessy was successful in all his ven- 
tures, except at Chicago where the grid 
pastime was on the way out when he 
arrived. 

Shaughnessy, who finished a brilliant 
career as a fullback at Minnesota in 1914, 
was assistant coach there that fall and be- 
gan his head coaching at Tulane the next 
year. 

Has Winning Record 

Despite his losing stands at Chicago and 
Pitt, under adverse conditions, Shaugh- 
nessy still has an all-time winning percent- 
ages of .56.7. 

School Years W L T 

Tulane 1915-1926 58 27 6 

(except '21) 
Loyola of South 1927-1932 37 19 5 
Chicago 1933-1939 17 35 3 

Stanford 1940-1941 16 3 

Maryland 1942 7 2 

Pittsburgh 1943-1945 10 17 




CURLEY BYRD 

(Picture taken in 1912, his first year as 

Maryland coach) 

It might be of interest to recall the 1942 
Shaughnessy season in which he defeated 
University of Connecticut, 34-0; Lakehurst 
Naval Air Station, 14-0; Rutgers, 27-13; 
Western Maryland, 51-0; Florida, 13-0; 
Virginia, 27-12, and Washington and Lee, 
32-28. He lost to V.M.I., 29-0, and to 
Duke, 42-0, the only surprise being the 
size of the scores. About the only team 
Maryland shaded in material was West- 
ern Maryland, so his accomplishment 
should not be minimized. 

Curley Heads Our List 

But right here we agree to take a chance 
of being "murdered" by Curley Byrd (he 
doesn't see the Alumni News copy before 
it goes to press) and nominate him as the 
best football coach by a good margin who 
ever has come under our observation in 
more than 35 years as a sports writer, 
nearly 28 of them on the Washington Star. 
(If you have a new Alumni News editor 
next month you'll know why). 



Byrd, who could think faster in a pinch 
and take advantage of situations as they 
arose in a game better than anyone we 
ever have observed, also in our opinion, 
did more with less material than any other 
mentor during his 21 years at the helm at 
College Park. Despite that he was carry- 
ing more weighty executive problems on 
his shoulders most of the time, he compiled 
a record of 103 wins against 67 defeats and 
14 ties for a winning average of .61.3. And 
along this long trail he upset such power- 
ful outfits as Yale, Penn, Syracuse, Rut- 
gers, and others which were rulers of the 
roost in his day. 

1931 Season Byrd's Best 

Byrd never had an unbeaten season, the 
caliber of his schedules and outmatched 
material preventing this, his best year 
coming in 1931 when eight games were 
won, Kentucky tied at 6-all and a defeat 
suffered at the hands of a great Yanderbilt 
aleven. Included in the triumphs was a 6-0 
victory over Navy in Washington. 

Shaughnessy's most notable seasons 
were at Tulane in 1924, when he won 
eight of nine games and in 1925, when he 
won nine and tied one. Among the 1925 
feats was a 18-7 defeat of Northwestern, 
Big Ten champion that year. 

So there really is a lot of football brains 
parked at College Park, but only one of 
the two owners will use them on the grid- 
iron, Shaughnessy being complete and un- 
molested boss of football. And that ab- 
solutely is correct despite there always are 
some doubting Thomases. 



Curley likes 'em good 

Prexy Curley Byrd is a strong advocate 
of good publications and backs efforts to 
improve the Alumni News. Your support, 
as individuals and associations, also is 
needed to insure progress. 



Coach Shaughnessy aiming to make amends 



Totals (29 Years) 



135 103 14 



Clark Shaughnessy, in a public state- 
ment, declared he intended to do "the best 
job of coaching I've ever done' for Mary- 
land. 

"If ever a coach should do a good 
job for anybody it is up to me to do a 
good job for Curley Byrd. I want to 
vindicate his judgment in asking me 
to come back", he said. 



Shaughnessy said Maryland was the 
only college coaching job in the coun- 
try he would have accepted because 
he still had a "guilty conscience" 
over leaving Maryland after one 
season. 

"I felt I owed them something after 
the way I left", he said. "It was the 
rottenest thing I ever did." 



Dr. Byrd at football banquet promised 
he would get another winning mentor 



When Maryland's successful 1945 foot- 
ball team was banqueted at a really pleas- 
ing affair in the University dining hall on 
January 22, Prexy Curley Byrd promised 
the gridmen he would obtain another win- 
ning coach to replace Paul Bryant. 

He kept his promise for two weeks later 
he announced that Clark Shaughnessy 
would return. 

"Personally, I believe in winning," he 
told the audience. Success comes from 
success. Since I do know something about 
what constitutes good coaching, the word 
I want to leave with you is that we will, 
have the kind of coaching to give you 
another winning football team". 

Recalls Coaching Days 

The university president fondly recalled 
his days as coach when Maryland sprang 
more than one upset on a highly touted op- 
ponent. He hearkened back to a great 1923 
team that beat Penn and finally bowed to 
Yale 16-14, after scoring twice on the 
heavily favored Bulldogs before the Elis 
counted. Marine Colonel Joe Burger, a 
guest at the dinner, played tackel on that 
team. 

Dr. Byrd admitted he was a pretty good 
coach in those days when football claimed 
most of his attention, and wondered if he 
had been promoted or demoted when he as- 
sumed the presidency. "I haven't had as 
much fun since," he said. 

Guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Robert 
(Bob) N. Young, commander of forces 
stationed in the Washington area, who saw 
action overseas as assistant divisional 
commander of the 3rd Division. A mem- 
ber of the graduating class of 1922, and 
president of the Student Government As- 
sociation. Gen. Young compared his divi- 
sion's maneuvers to football tactics, de- 
scribing how it employed both "straight 
ootball" and end runs in conquering the 
enemy through Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno, 
Anzio, Rome and finally into the Rhine- 
land of Germany. 

Dr. Cory Presents Letters 

He also pointed out that changing com- 
manders does not hinder an outfit of high 
morale and character, in which category 
he placed the Maryland squad, and re- 
called that the 3rd Division had four lead- 
ers during its long march. "We traveled 
3,000 miles in that campaign and all we 
ask of you next fall is to go 3,000 yards", 
Gen. Young concluded. 

Dr. Ernest N. Cory of the Athletic 
Board presented football letters to 27 



players, while Al Heagy, assistant grid 
coach, presented gold awards for three 
years' varsity service to George Barnes, 
Tom Chisari and Les Daly. 

The dinner was arranged by Col. Geary 
Eppley, athletic director, and Dr. William 
Kemp, who once played for Dr. Byrd, was 
toastmaster. Letter winners, in addition 
to those named, were as follows: 

Gerald Barkalow, Sam Behr, John Bis- 
sell, Harry Bonk, Robert Crossland, 
Joseph Drach, Francis Evans, Walter 
Fehr, Emile Fritz, Donald Gleasner, Wil- 
liam Greer, Richard Johnston, Eugene 
Kinney, Joseph McCarthy, LeRoy Mor- 
ter, Robert Piker, Joseph Pietrowski, Wil- 
liam Poling, Ferdinand Schultz, Robert 
Schrecongost, Edward Schwarts, Leslie 
Smith, Jack Toler, Victor Turyn and man- 
ager Percy Wolfe. 



Scholastic organization 
should boost athletics 

Formation of the Health and Physical 
Education Association of Maryland Schools 
at a recent meeting in Baltimore should 
prove a boon to athletics in the State. 

The organization decided to begin its 
athletic projects with the spring sports 
this year and will work cooperatively with 
the colleges of Maryland should an invi- 
tational basketball tourney be held. Geary 
Eppley, Old Line athletic director, at- 
tended the meeting. 

William Brish, assistant superintendent 
of schools of Prince George's County, was 
chosen president. The counties of the 
State have been divided into five districts 
and each will have its directors and mem- 
bers on the executive committee. 



Maj. Whalin is civilian 
after long A A F duty 

Maj. Charles V. Whalin, Jr., '32 Engin- 
eering, who lives at 4511 Amherst Road, 
College Park, has returned to civil life 
after four years and eight months in the 
Army Air Forces. He was a ground crew 
offieer who served in varied capacities at 
various places. 

He was associated with the Potomac 
Electric Power Co., before he went into 
the service. 



Tossers and ringmen 
make great rallies 

Maryland's basketball and boxing teams 
were going strongly after bad starts but 
had tough jobs to finish on the right side of 
the ledger. 

With six games to go, the tossers stood 
.500 when this was written, having divided 
14 tilts after losing four of the first six en- 
gagements. The boxers, winning two 
matches after losing three, had to win two 
out of three from West Point, Coast Guard 
Academy and Catholic U. to break even. 

By the time this is printed, Maryland's 
quint will or won't be in the Southern 
Conference tourney that started February 
28, at Raleigh, N. C, and the outlook was 
that it would be. Richmond U. and Wil- 
liam and Mary were the remaining loop 
foes and the Old Liners had a better record 
than either of them. 

Maryland was tied with Furman at 4-3 
for fourth place in the middle of February 
and one victory in the two circuit games 
would insure a tourney place as the lead- 
ing eight qualify. If both were won, the 
Old Liners likely would be a seeded team. 

The Old Liners, in their basketball come- 
back, handed Duke its lone Conference de- 
feat, 43-38, and almost scored the biggest 
upset of the season when it bowed to North 
Carolina, 31-33, in a hectic battle. They 
also got revenge on Virginia for an earlier 
licking at Charlottesville. 

Heinie Miller's boxers, after losing close 
matches to Virginia, Army and Merchant 
Marine Academy, defeated South Caro- 
lina and got revenge on the Mariners. It 
was a tough task to get back at Army at 
West Point or to beat Coast Guard Aca- 
demy, but Catholic U., just resuming the 
sport after a war lapse, appeared no real 
barrier. 

Burton Shipley's half dozen leading 
basketers are Jack Flynn, his ace of the 
previous two seasons; Don Gleasner, Vic 
Turyn and Pete Pinocci, from the football 
team, and Bill Brown and John Edwards, 
GI newcomers. 



Noted alumnus dies 

Clarence Keating Bowie, Law Schoo' 
graduate, and long prominent in city and 
state Democratic party affairs, died in 
Baltimore on January 13. He was an ar- 
dent supporter of the late President Wood- 
row Wilson and once served on the Balti- 
more School Board. 






10 



Col. Haines, or "Flying Eagle" expands to become owner of noted ranch 



Col. Mahlon X. Haines, Arts and Sci- 
ences ' L 6 — (It then was Maryland Agri- 
cultural College) — a colorful and pro- 
gressive character who once went broke in 
business but who now is a wealthy shoe 
jobber and harness horse owner of York, 
Pa., has branched out and bought himself 
a famous ranch in the Black Hills of North 
Dakota. He already was the monarch of 
'Haines Acres" — 1,600 of them — at York. 

His new property, acquired from Xorris 
Hendrickson, sheriff of Pennington Coun- 
ty, was known as the Old Corb Morse 
Ranch as is located in Rapid Valley. Col. 
Haines also attained the title of Chief 
Flying Eagle which was pinned on him by 
the Sioux Tribe there. Following that 
honor he named his ranch the Flying Eagle. 
His Venture is Described 

Here in part is a story that appeared in 
the Rapid City Journal: 

"Haines intends to improve the ranch and 
make it again the showplace it was before 
Morse's death. It comprises 2,000 acres of 
deeded land and 1,100 acres of leased land. 
He also bought some of the stock and 
equipment from Hendrickson. 

"He has stocked it with 198 head of 
Hereford cattle and 30 head of horses. 
Three-fourths of the horses are Palaminos. 
Howard Pierce, an old rancher, has been 
hired as foreman. Haines said he intends 
to raise cattle and when they are two years 
old ship them to his 10 farms around York. 

"Buildings on the ranch include a large 
lodge and a guest house as well as all the 
other buildings necessary to carry on the 
business. 

Gets Plenty of Publicity 

"Haines has received national attention 
from newspapers and magazines on many 
occasions. 

"He is the owner of the largest chain of 
shoe stores in the country as an individual 
holder, and Mark Sullivan has referred to 
him as the 'millionaire shoe manufacturer 
of Quaker blood.' The Saturday Evening 
Post also gave him and his shoe business 
considerable play as the 'Gay Wizard of 
York.' Recently he furnished the paint to 
paint over the whole of his home town of 
Old Washington, O., and the story hit the 
A. P. wires and the Stars and Stripes. 

"Other publicity has accrued to him as 
the man who bailed out the eastern battery 
man who defied the NRA as being un- 
constitutional and as the owner of horses 
that won 60 races in 1940. 

"Haines' trip into the Black Hills has 
an interesting background. In 1940 he 
gave a safari for 1,400 Boy Scouts of York, 
a stunt he repeated in 1945 for 1,900. 




'FLYING EAGLE" and 'CHIEF STANDING BEAR" 



"Waiting to give the scouts a taste of the 
old Indian West he wrote to the secretary 
of the interior asking him to recommend a 
famous Indian chief who could come to the 
safari as his guest. 

"Chief Henry Standing Bear, who head- 
ed up the recent Victory dance was 
recommended by the secretary and the 
Pine Ridge chief was welcomed royally to 
the scout festival. 

"Standing Bear reciprocated by inviting 
Haines to the Victory dance and surprised 
him when he attended by inducting him 
into the tribe and giving him a title. 

"Several years ago Haines created quite 
a ssnsation at his private park by import- 
ing three buffalo from Hot Springs. After 
they arrived between 5,000 and 6,000 peo- 
ple came to see them, the first time many 
had ever seen a buffalo. 

"Haines said he plans to return from 
time to time by air (a few hours) to the 
ranch and indicated he hopes one of his 
two sons will manage it." 

In speaking of Morse, who had bought 



the ranch back in 1862, the Journal said: 
"Morse never married but his Spanish- 
type ranchhouse was a magnet for thous- 
ands of visitors who came to see his collec* 
tion of everything ranging from gold 
nuggets to candle sticks and a Bengal tiger 
robe. 

"About 1900 he became the Hills' major 
cattle operator, when he paid about a 
quarter of a million dollars for extensive 
holdings. A large part of his stock was 
wiped out in the famous storm of May, 
190', when about 7,000 head perished in 
the Badlands and Bad river territory. 

"Though he retired from active ranch- 
ing many years before his death he re- 
mained on his showplace and never lost 
faith in the Hills as a cattle country." 



Dr. Byrd recently had a letter from 
Haines from York telling him about his 
ranch venture, as described above, and 
adding: 

{Continued on next page) 



11 



He is using Byrd recipe 
to make crab croquettes 

(Continued from preceding page) 

"I don't know where my wife got it, but 
she came across a recipe for making crab 
croquettes, that was concocted by my dis- 
tinguished friend. (Byrd's recipe appeared 
in The Saturday Evening Post). 

"Now don't you get the idea that you 
are the only cook in the world, because 
there's where I shine. I can make the best 
turtle soup you ever put in your mouth and 
the best dinner you ever ate. I do one of 
two things when my wife goes away. I 
either go roller skating, or I invite about 
25 men in for a big dinner. We start off 
with turtle soup, follow with turkey, po- 
tatoes, peas and Mitchell's corn. 

"Well, here's to you and the great 
University of Maryland! Long may you 
live and she prosper." 

Sheds Some More Light 

Needing an illustration for the alluring 
story, we wrote Mr. Haines for a picture, 
which he promptly sent with some other 
interesting facts. His letter, in part: 
"Dear Mr. Hottel: 

"Please find enclosed the picture you 
asked for. 

"I am one of the charter members of 
the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. My 
son, Stanley Emerson Haines, who was 
with the First Army in the bulge and 
wounded in the leg and shoulder and taken 
prisoner by the Germans, now is assistant 
foreman of the Flying Eagle Ranch. 

"I was down to the University a couple 
of years ago and Curley was making a 
speech to the M-Club, of which I am a 
member. He said, 'Right over here is 
sitting the greatest athlete that I ever 
have known. He was an athlete here 50 
years ago and he still is an athlete.' I 
turned around to see who he was talking 
about. He said, 'You needn't turn around, 
Haines. I am talking about you.' Then, 
later on, they asked me to say something 
and I told them, 'Our President is abso- 
lutely correct. I won a gold medal as the 
best drilled man at Maryland in 1894. I 
was star shortstop on the team. I was the 
greatest mathematician, the greatest Eng- 
lish scholar, the greatest chemist ever 
turned out at College Park. But gentle- 
men, you must take my word for it, for all 
the records were burned. After I left, the 
college's main building burned down and 
destroyed them all". 



Reviving Men's League 

A movement is on foot at College Park 
to restore the Men's League as it existed 
under the Student Government Associ- 
ation before the war. There also was a 
Women's League, the officers of both 
playing a role in the general government 
of the student body. 



Byrd is moving 

Lieut. William K. (Bill) Byrd, son of 
President Byrd, who has been in the Mari- 
anas for sometime, sends word that his 
next stop will be in China. He liked the 
idea of the trip, saying it should be inter- 
esting. He also, was elated over the success 
of the Maryland football team for which 
he once played. In case his old pals would 
care to drop him a line his address is: 
Lieut. W. K. Byrd, 035863, Replacement 
Draft B, Third Marine Division, F.P.O., 
San Francisco, Calif. 



Former students wed 

Jacqueline Hannah Hooppaw of Lees- 
burg, Va., and Ensign Roland Tower 
Bryan, USNR of Baltimore, both of whom 
attended the University two years, were 
married at the former's home January 8. 
She completed her studies at George 
Washington and he was graduated from 
Cornell in 1944. He only recently returned 
from duty in the Pacific and Far East. 
Jacqueline was a Tri-Delt. 



Ann Criswell marries 

Ann Elizabeth Criswell, Arts and Sci- 
ences '43, was married to Paul Joseph 
Madden of Collingswood, N. J., at that 
place on January 24. Her mother, Mrs. 
Robert Bruce Criswell, lives in Riverdale, 
Md. Ann Elizabeth served with the 
Women's Air Force pilots during the war. 



Engagement announced 

Barbara Ann Rivenburgh, Home Eco- 
nomics '43 of Washington, has announced 
her engagement to Lieut. William Curtin 
Hall, a graduate of the University of Indi- 
ana. He has been stationed at Fort 
Benning since his return from overseas. 



Page-Holbrook marriage 
joins Maryland grads 

Lieut. Col. Charles Chilton (Jack) 
Holbrook, Engineering '39, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. Addison Holbrook of College 
Park, was married on January 1 1 to 
Jane Elizabeth Page, Home Economics '42, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drexel C. Page 
of Richmond, Ya. The ceremony took 
place in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Richmond. Dr. W. A. (Bill) Holbrook, a 
1945 honor graduate of the School of Medi- 
cine, was his brother's best man and 
Seaman Harold H. Holbrook, another 
brother, was one of the ushers. Dr. Hol- 
brook soon is to become a first lieutenant 
in the Army Medical Corps. 

Among the other ushers were Lt. Col- 
Ellett B. Robertson, Engineering '39, and 
Lieut. James M. (Pat) Lanigan, Engineer- 
ing '40. 

Lieut. Col. Holbrook has been in the 
service since July, 1940, and in September, 
1941 went overseas. He has been awarded 
the Soldiers' Medal for his heroic efforts in 
the rescue of the crew of an R. A. F. plane 
which crashed in the North Atlantic in 
January, 1943, and has participated in the 
campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, 
Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, 
and wears five battle stars. He was on 
leave but returned February 1 to his 
assignment with the Oise intermediate 
Section located near Rheims, France. 

Mrs. Holbrook, an AOPI who was active 
in campus affairs, plans to join her husband 
as soon as possible. 



Tc/5 Bierly is studying 
as Uncle Sam's guest 

Technician 5th Grade Earl H. Bierly, 
Jr., of Apollo, Pa., former Maryland stu- 
dent, is attending Stuvenhan American 
University in England, taking courses in 
education and music. 

He has been overseas nearly a year and 
a half and is attached to the 729th Ord- 
nance Light Maintenance Company. He 
married Marjorie L. Mackie of Glendale, 
Calif., who is there awaiting his return. 



Betty Beeks teaching 

Betty Beeks, '45, College of Home Eco- 
nomics and AOPI, is teaching foods at 
Thomas Jefferson High in Richmond, Va., 
from which she was graduated in 1941. 



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Dr. Etienne becomes 
University physician 

Dr. Wolcott Etienne, '32 Agriculture 
who was graduated from the George Wash- 
ington Medical School in 1938, has become 
fulltime physician at the University. He 
recently returned to civil life after being 
in the Army ever since serving his intern- 
ship at George Washington. 

A division surgeon in the 82nd Airborne 
Division and later a corps surgeon in the 
18th Corps, Dr. Etienne was overseas in 
Africa about the time of the Tunisian 
Campaign, in Sicily, Italy, Northern Ire- 
land, England, in Fran'ce on D-Day, and 
through Germany. 

He married Elinor Broughton, '38 Home 
Economics, daughter of Mrs. Laurese 
Broughton and the 'late Dr. Levin B. 
Broughton, dean of the College of Arts and 
Science. His wife and little daughter, 
Terry, lived in College Park during his 
service overseas. 

Barnett Broughton, Mrs. Etienne's 
brother, who attended Maryland before 
going to West Point, now is a lieutenant in 
the Army of Occupation. 

His father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. 
A. O. Etienne, reside in Berwyn and her 
mother continues to live in College Park. 



Dr. Parsons Med. School 
graduate of 1890, dies 

Dr. A. V. Parsons, 82, a graduate of the 
School of Medicine in 1890, and who had 
practiced in the Takoma Park, Md., area 
for 55 years, died recently. In addition to 
being a distinguished physician and citi- 
zen, Dr. Parsons also was fond of sports. 

A member of^the Washington Gun Club 
since 1924, he was an expert trap shooter 
and had won several prizes and trophies. 
He also was a member of the Capital Skeet 
Club, the Argyle Country Club and the 
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. He 
was a charter member of the Manor Coun- 
try Club. 

He is survived by a long list of well- 
known persons, including three brothers. 



Gatch killed in action 

1st Lieut. Benton R. Gatch, Jr., Agri- 
culture '40, pilot of a B-17, now is listed as 
killed in action on November 21, 1945. 
He earlier had been reported missing on 
his 19th mission over Dresden, Germany, 
on May 3 last year. 




DR. WOLCOTT ETIENNE 



Engagements 

Marjorie Carol Tobias, former student 
and Lieut. William Bralove, Jr., Engineer- 
ing '41, have announced their engagemen t. 
He is in the Naval Air Corps and recently 
returned from three and one half years of 
active sea duty. She is from Washington 
and he is from Layhill, Md. Lieut. Bralove 
also took graduate work at Pennsylvania. 



Announcement also has been made of 
the engagement of Ruth G. Finch to Maj. 
William H. Watkins, Engineering '40, of 
the Army Air Forces. Both are from Wash- 
ington. Maj. Watkins now is stationed at 
Mitchel Field, Long Island. 



Another announcement tells of the be- 
trothal of Ensign Marcia Moss Lewis, 
USNR, to Lieut. William Carter Penning- 
ton, Commerce '42, Supply Corps, USNR. 
She is from Bryn Mawr, Pa., attended 
Eastman School of Music of Rochester, 
N.Y., and was graduated from the, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania in 1944. He is from 
Washington and was graduated from 
Woodrow Wilson High and attended 
George Washington before entering Mary- 
land. Lieut. Pennington, now stationed in 
Philadelphia, served 17 months in the 
South Pacific. 

Dorothy Alice Rundles, Home Econo- 
mics '43, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Clinton Rundles of Washington, has an- 
nounced her engagement to Kenneth 
Wright of Leonsdale, R.I. He was gradu- 
ated from Brown in 1938 and only recently 
returned from three years overseas duty in 
the Marine Corps. They will be married 
this month. Dorothy was a Gamma Phi 
Beta. 



Wedding Bells 

Mary O. Shumate, Arts and Sciences 
'45, and who also took some work for a 
master's degree, was married on November 
27 to Lieut. James Richard Cumberpatch, 
of the United States Army Air Corps, a 
graduate of West Point. Mary O, a Kappa 
Kappa Gamma, was active in various 
student organizations. 

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
James O. Shumate of Chevy Chase, Md., 
and her father was studying engineering 
at College Park when he was called into 
World War I. 



Frances Perry Stanley, a former student, 
and Maj. Robert Mayne Albright, AUS, 
of Raleigh, N.C., were married on Febru- 
ary 9 at the home of her uncle and aunt, 
Mr. and Mrs. William Stanley, on Chesa- 
peake Street in Washington. 

Maj. Albright has been oh military 
leave since May, 1942, from his position as 
director of the United States Employment 
Service for North Carolina, and recently 
returned from the Mediterranean Theatre 
after two and one half years with the Al- 
lied Military Government. 



Lieut. Thelma Virginia Lee Pohlman, 
USNR, '41 Arts and Sciences, was married 
to Lieut. Comdr. Donald E. Ross, USNR, 
in St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Wash- 
ington on January 19. Comdr. Ross at- 
tended the University of Miami and was 
associated with the Academy of Science 
and the Bureau of Standards before going 
in the Navy in 1942. Mrs. Ross is the 
daughter of Mrs. Eleanor M. Pohlman of 
Annapolis. After their honeymoon they 
took up residence at 1700 N. Uhle Street, 
Colonial Village, Arlington, Va., a Wash- 
ington suburb. 



Bernice O'Keefe, '38 Education and 
Master's in '40, of Silver Spring, recently 
was married to Gerald Mallack of Belts- 
ville, N.J., following his discharge from the 
Army. 



Mildred Eaton Sears, '44 Arts and 
Sciences, was married to Fred Bee Miller, 
'42 of The Citadel, at Silver Spring on Jan- 
uary 16. She is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. F. Douglas Sears. Miller is an archi- 
tect with the Navy. The newlyweds are 
living at 4511 Avondale Street, Bethesda, 
Md. 



Lieut. Yourman leaves 

Lieut. Harold Yourman, ROTC instruc- 
tor since 1 944, has returned to civil life and 
his old job as high school teacher in New 
York City. He entered the Army in 1942. 



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Joe Murphy has position 
at Mount Rainer High 

Joe Murphy, one of Maryland's greatest 
sprinters and football players, who was 
graduated from the College of Education 
in 1941, is out of the Army after four years 
of service, and has accepted a position at 
Mount Ranier High School, only a few 
miles from the University. 

Joe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mur- 
phy of Carneys Point, N. J., is living at 
Greenbelt with his wife, Virginia, and little 
daughter Ann. 

Murphy entered the armed forces soon 
after his graduation and went overseas as 
first sergeant, serving in England and 
France and then going to Manilla. 

Joe was a running and kicking ace in 
football and in his last college game scored 
both touchdowns in a 1 1-0 victory over 
Rutgers in the Baltimore Stadium. He 
also held the Southern Conference 100 and 
200 yard championships for two years, 
doing the century both times in 9.8. 



Broughton and Holmes 
Serving in Germany 

Lieut. Levin B. (Barney) Broughton, 
who learned his lacrosse at Maryland and 
later became all-America goalie and cap- 
tain for the West Point team, now is with 
the Army of Occupation in Germany. He 
was graduated from the Military Academy 
last June. He was a KA while in the 
University. 

Another College Park boy, Lieut. For- 
rest Holmes, Broughton's cousin, also is in 
Germany. He was graduated from Prince- 
ton before going into the service. His 
father is connected with the University. 



Sergt. Wiley is home 

Sergt. Robert C. Wiley, son of Dr. Ray- 
mond C. Wiley of the Chemistry Depart- 
ment, recently returned from the Philip- 
pines and plans to resume his studies at the 
University. He was vice-president of the 
Freshman Class in 1942, and also was 
prexy of the Canterbury Club. 



53 to get diplomas 

There were 53 graduates at the Univer- 
sity at the end of the last semester but they 
will not receive their diplomas until June 
commencement. They were given a dinner 
at the Wardman Park Hotel by Dr. Byrd. 




GENEVIEVE SUTLIFFE 

Philippines' job taken 
by Genevieve Sutliffe 

Miriam Genevieve Sutliffe, who attend- 
ed the College of Education during the 
1940-41 term, is in the Philippines, serving 
as a Red Cross Secretary. She also attend- 
ed Peabody Conservatory of Music. She 
is the daughter of Mrs. Neva K. Sutliffe of 
Aberdeen, Md., and until her Red Cross 
appointment, was employed at the Prov- 
ing Grounds there. 



H. Bradley Jones fills 
Frederick County job 

H. Bradley Jones, '41 Agriculture, of 
College Park, recently became assistant 
county agricultural agent of Frederick 
County. During the war he served as an 
infantry platoon leader and also led an air 
crew and liaison team. 

He grew up on a dairy farm at Forest 
Hill, Md., and taught vocational agri- 
culture at Damascus before going into the 
service. As a youngster he was active in 
the 4-H Club and other organizations. 



Gilmore, last Old Line 
4-letter man is back 

Lieut. John (Jack) Gilmore, the last 
athlete at Maryland to win four letters, is 
out of the service. 

He won letters in football, basketball, 
boxing and track before entering the Army 
and was Southern Conference high jump 
champion. 



Lieut. Smead awarded 
Purple Heart in Japan 

1st Lieut. Richard F. Smead, who at- 
tended the University in 1930, recently re- 
ceived the Purple Heart for wounds in ac- 
tion. He has recovered completely and re- 
turned to duty with his veteran outfit, the 
89th Field Artillery Battalion of the 29th 
Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) of 
the 6th Army, now occupying Nagoya in 
Japan. 

A veteran of nearly two years overseas 
service, Lieut. Smead entered the Army 
in April, 1941, at Fort Meade and received 
his training there. He was with the 
"Tropic Lightning" Division during its 
165 continuous days of bitter fighting on 
the Central Plains and in the rugged Cara- 
ballo Mountains of Luzon. He is entitled 
to wear the Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, 
Soldier's Medal, Asiatic- Pacific theatre 
ribbon with one campaign star and the 
Philippine Liberation ribbon with one star. 

A former employee of the Navy Depart- 
ment, his home is at 3706 Fordham Road, 
Washington. He attended Fishburne Mili- 
tary Academy before entering Maryland 
and also studied at Northwestern. 



/Ma/. Hamilton is changed 
to civil service status 

After more than three years in the ser- 
vice, Maj. Joseph Hamilton, Jr., '32 En- 
gineering and M.S. '33, has been relieved 
from active duty with the Army Air Forces 

He last was stationed at Maj. Gen- 
James P. Hodges' AAF Training Com- 
mand headquarters, in Fort Worth Texas,, 
where he was with the Technical Training 
Section. Maj. Hamilton, however, re- 
mained with the Training Command in a 
civil service status to monitor and direct 
the instruction program set up by him. 

Receiving his direct commission in Oc- 
tober, 1942, Maj. Hamilton served as 
Plans and Training Officer at Gulfport 
Field, Director of Maintenance and En- 
gineering at both Chanute Field and Vale 
Technical School. He received his assign- 
ment to the Training Command in August, 
1944. 

Before entering the service Maj. Hamil- 
ton was a civil service instructor with the 
War Department and Air Corps, employed 
in the training of aircraft mechanics at 
Chanute, Keesler and Gulfport fields. 
Prior to this he was Superintendent of a 
CCC Camp and research associate with 
the United States Bureau of Standards. 

He is the son of Mrs. Isabella Hamilton, 
4507 Burlington Road, Hyattsville. 



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Florence M. Gipe is made head of nurses 
and University Hospital Training School 



Miss Florence M. Gipe, for 5 A ■> years 

Superintendent of Nurses and Principal of 
the School of Nursing at the Maryland 
General Hospital, has become Director of 
the Nurses Training School and Super- 
intendent of Nurses at the University 
Hospital, Dr. H. C. Byrd has announced. 

She is a graduate of the York (Pa.) 
Hospital and has taken graduate work at 
Western Reserve U. in surgery. She also 
served as anesthetist to the late George W. 
Crile of the Cleveland Clinics. Miss Gipe 
also took post-graduate work in public 
health in Washington, D. C, and at the 
Grace Hospital in Detroit. 

She is a graduate of Catholic I 1 ., cum 
laude, with a B. S. degree in Nursing 
Education. She obtained her Master's at 
Pennsylvania in 1940, her major being 
teaching and administration. While at 
Catholic University, she carried on re- 
search at the Providence Hospital in 
Washington, D. C, in clinical methods and 
nursing techniques. 

At present Miss Gipe is doing graduate 



work at the Johns Hopkins U, and is carry- 
ing on a project in the history of nursing 
education in Maryland. 

Prior to her position at Maryland Gen- 
eral, she served for seven years as super- 
intendent of Nurses of the York Hospital. 
She also was Director of Nurses at the 
Reading Hospital, which is connected with 
Albright College. 

Miss Gipe is a member of the Maryland 
State Nurses Association, League of Nurs- 
ing Education, American Association of 
University Women, Pi Lambda Theta and 
Phi Delta Gamma. 

The University will enlarge the five 
year program in the Nurses course leading 
to a Bachelor's Degree with an enriched 
curriculum to prepare girls for administra- 
tive positions in nursing and for teaching 
in the nursing education field. This will 
require two years of Arts and Sciences 
College work in addition to the three years 
of education in the Nurses Training School. 
The three year program for high school 
graduates will be continued. 



Lieut. Donald Whinerey 
leads company in Korea 

First Lieut. Donald F. Whinerey, Agri- 
culture '43, recently assumed new duties 
as commander of the Anti-Tank Company, 
17th Infantry, 7th Division stationed in 
Ch'ongju, Korea. He wears the Combat 
Infantry Badge, the Philippines Liberation 
Ribbon, the Purple Heart and the Pacific 
Theater Ribbon with three stars. 

He married Marjorie (Pat) Patterson, 
daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elliott 
Patterson of Daytona Beach, Fla. Lieut. 
Whinerey's home is in Washington, D. C. 



Dorothy Reed is bride 
of Lieut. Evan McNeil 

Dorothy Irene Reed, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ernest Howard Reed of Wash- 
ington, a former student at Maryland, was 
married recently to Lieut. Edwin Evan 
McNeil, son of Rear Admiral and Mrs. 
Wilfred James McNeil. The ceremony 
took place in Mount Vernon Methodist 
Church in Washington. 

Lieut. McNeil received his commission 
and wings at Williams Field, Ariz., and 
now is stationed at Hamilton Field, Calif. 



Old Line is planning 
revival by next fall 

A revival of the Old Line magazine* 
published monthly prior to the war period, 
is planned by the students starting next 
September. 

In the meantime the Diamondback wil' 
publish periodically an Old Line supple- 
mentcontaining literary articles. 



Attend big meeting 

The University was well represented by 
four men at the 16th annual meeting of the 
Modern Language Associated in Chicago. 
They were Dr. Guy A. Cardwell and Dr. 
Augusta A. Prahl, head of the English and 
Foreign Language Departments, and Dr. 
Robert T. Fitzhugh and Dr. Mark 
Schweizer, associate professors. 



Hintz gets assistant 

Carl W. Hintz, head librarian, has an- 
nounced that Mrs. James Baker Hobson, 
a graduate of Holyoke College who re- 
ceived her Library of Science degree from 
Columbia, has been added to his staff. 



Betty Cissel is wedded 
to Philip R. Anderson 

Two former Maryland students joined 
forces recently when Betty Cissel of Silver 
Spring became the bride of Philip Ran- 
dolph Anderson of College Heights Estates. 
They were wed in Grace Episcopal Church 
in Silver Spring. 

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs- 
Maurice T. Cissel of Silver Spring and he 
is the son of Mrs. Grace M. Anderson of 
Pasadena, Calif., who came East for the 
wedding. 

The bridegroom only recently was dis- 
charged from the Naval Air Corps. After 
the honeymoon, the couple was to reside 
in Baltimore. 



Roberta Kells becomes 
engaged to David Dorr 

Roberta Kells, '44, whoisstudying for he r 
master's degree in Louisville, Ky., has an- 
nounced her engagement to David C. Dorr- 
Both are from Mount Rainier, she being 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Homer Kells and he the son of Lieut. Col. 
and Mrs. P. C. Dorr. 

He is a graduate of Mount Rainier High 
and Mars College and also attended East- 
ern Seminary for a year before entering the 
Army Air Corps from which he was dis- 
charged recently after 27 months' service. 
He completed 30 missions from Tinian 
Island Base as a radar gunner with a B-29 
unit and was awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four 
Oak Leaf Clusters. He will continue his 
studies in the field of chemistry. 

Miss Kells, who came to Maryland from 
Tech High of Washington, is a member of 
Alpha Psi Omega, national dramatic fra- 
ternity. 



Lieut. Libeau marries, 
earns service awards 

Lieut. Clayton Payne Libeau, '41, was 
married on December 1 to Jean Eilleen 
Reid of Milton, Wis., in the Clarendon, 
\'a., Methodist Church. His bride was 
graduated from Whitewater State College 
and earned her master's degree at North- 
western. 

Lt. Libeau, who was released from the 
service on January 1, was awarded the 
Distinguished Flying Cross and three air 
medals. He was a pitcher on the baseball 
team while at Maryland. His mother, 
Mrs. Fannie B. Libeau, lives in Wash- 
ington. 



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Dr. Gregory and Dr. Halass are named heads of University Departments 



Dr. Edward Wadsworth Gregory of 
Chase City, Va., is the new head of the 
Sociology Department of the College of 
Arts and Sciences, President Byrd has an- 
nounced. He was born in Chase City on 
September 29, 1903. He was recently re- 
leased from the Navy in the rank of 
Lieutenant Commander. He served in 
Naval Aviation in an administrative ca- 
pacity and received a letter of commenda- 
tion for meritorious conduct in the per- 
formance of duty at bases in the Fifth 
Naval District. 

Dr. Gregory was graduated from the 
University of Virginia where he received 
his B. A. degree at Virginia in 1925, his 
M. A. in 1926 and his Ph. D. in 1931. 

Leader at Alabama 

He was professor and head of the Depart- 
ment of Sociology at the University of 
Alabama. He was there from 1928 to 1935 
and also instructed in sociology at Virginia, 
part time, from 1925 to 1928. 

Dr. Gregory was a member of the Work 
Conference on Higher Education at Sea- 
wanee, Tenn., in 1942, of the Southern 
Conference Seminar on Rural Sociology, 
Blue Ridge, N. C, in 1940 and of the 
Institute of Southern Regional Develop- 
ment, University of North Carolina, in 
1936. 

He was chairman of the Board of Public 
Welfare, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., 1940 to 
1943 and of the War Price and Rationing 
Board there. 

Dr. Gregory is a member of the Ameri- 
can Sociological Society, National Confer- 
ence on Family Relations, National Con- 
ference on Social Work, president, South- 
ern Sociological Society and also head of 
the Alabama Conference on Social Work. 

He is a member of the American Associ- 
ation of University Professors, Delta Sigma 
Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, 
Alpha Kappa Delta, Delta Sigma Rhoand 
Raven (Virginia LI. Scholarship Society). 

Halass Heads Research 

Dr. Eugene Trygve Halaas of Denver, 
Colo., has been named head of the Bureau 
of Business Research and professor of 
statistics at the University, Dr. Byrd has 
announced. He was born in Hickson, N. D. 
on April 9, 1898, and comes to Maryland 
from Denver University. 

His education has been mainly in Eco- 
nomics, History and Finance. He majored 
in those subjects and gained a B. A. degree 
from Concordia College, Moorheacl, Minn., 
in 1919. lie received his M. A. from the 
University of Chicago in 1924 and his 
Ph. D. from the same universitv in 1933. 





Dr. E. W. GREGORY, Jr. 



Dr. EUGENE T. HALAAS 



From 1920 to 1923 Professor Halaas was 
principal and athletic coach in Minnesota 
high schools. From 1925 to 1928 he was 
superintendent of high schools for North 
Dakota. 

At Gustavus Adolphus 

From 1928 to 1930 he was professor of 
business at Gustavus Adolphus College, 
St. Peter, Minn, and in 1931 he was acting 
associate professor of Business at Miami 
U. of Ohio. He was associate professor of 
business at Drake University from 1933 to 
1934. 

From 1934 to 1942 he was professor of 
economics and head of the Department of 
Banking and Finance at the University of 



Denver as well as director of business and 
social research at that institution. 

Dr. Halaas recently was relieved from 
active duty from the United States Navy 
with the rank of lieutenant commander. 
He was in the office of Procurement and 
Material. 

Served in World War I 

In World War I he served in the Army 
in France as a member of 5th Anti-Aircraft 
Battalion, 42nd Battery. 

He is a member of the American Eel 
nomic Association, the American Statisti- 
cal Association, Beta Gamma Sigma and 
Alpha Kappa Psi. 



Lieut. Millikoff passes 
neuropsychiatry course 

Lieut. Bernard Millikoff of the Army 
Medical Corps, a graduate of the School of 
Medicine who interned at Gallinger Hospi- 
tal in Washington, has been graduated 
from the Army's School of Military Neuro- 
psychiatry at the Mason General Hospital 
in Brentwood, N. V. It was a 12-week 
course. 

Lieut. Millikoff, whose home is in Silver 
Spring, Md., has two brothers in the 
Armed Forces, Pfc. Gerry in the Army 
and S2/c Charles in the Navy. 



Dr. Shaw is named head 
of newly created post 

Dr. Christopher C. Shaw, a graduate ol 
the School of Medicine on June 1, 1931, 
and formerly of Bellows Falls, Vt., has 
become educational director of the Ameri- 
can College of Physicians and Surgeons.! 
It is a newly created position. 

Dr. Shaw is in charge of postgraduate 
courses, research and clinical fellowships, 
programs for the aid of members returning 
from the services and other educational! 
features in the college program. 

Dr. Shaw recently was separated from] 
active duty in the Navy. 



Avalanche of Gl's and other students brings campus housing problem 



Below is a story written at t he start of 
the second semester on February 8 <>n a 
visit to College Park by Carroll E. Willi- 
ams of the staff of the Baltimore Morning 
Sun that still holds good, although there 
may have been some minor changes: 

With enrollment approaching 3,300 — 
approximately 600 greater than in the first 
i semester of the current school year and 
nearly double the 1944-45 enrollment of 
1,672 — the University of Maryland's dor- 
mitories are packed with the greatest 
number of residents ever to be housed on 
its campus. 

Today 1,800 to 1,900 of the students are 
men. hast semester two of every three 
students was a female. The vast majority 
of the new entrants are from Baltimore and 
vicinity. 

Makes Rapid Change 

Overnight the University, officials here 
said, has been converted from a "com- 
muting university" to a "live-in" institu- 
tion. Deans of men and women attribute 
the swing to the diminishing number of 
motorcars, making car-pools for students 
impractical. 

With every foot of housing space in use, 
the overflow of married students is being 
accommodated in a war-built housing 
project at Riverdale, and the Federal 
housing project at Greenbelt. 

Coeds, who formerly occupied six dor- 
mitories, have been compressed into four, 
and one of these may be lost to them 
momentarily if the avalanche of GI Joes 
isn't checked. 

Off campus in this town are two former 
sorority houses, on which the university 
has taken temporary leases, which have 
been filled with male students. 

With the girls evacuated from two of 
the campus dormitories the four assigned 
to their use have been filled to over normal 
capacity. They now are quartered in this 
community in a dozen private homes which 
have provided accommodations for from 
five to thirteen girls each. 

The University, like many another 
American institution of higher learning, is 
going all-out to accommodate the veterans, 
and while the girls are reshuffled to bear 
the brunt of the male invasion there is no 
grumbling. 

Even as its housing facilities "bulged at 
the seams," Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of 
the university, announced that contracts 
shortly will be awarded for dormitory 
structures to cost $900,000 to house 1,000 
women. 

Preliminary sketches have been finished 
and plans and specifications are being 
drafted. It is anticipated that five new 



Vol. XVII 



No. 11 



April, 1946 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 



Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park. Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress. 
March 3, 1879. Annua) Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 r>er year 



structures will be built in a semicircle 
around existing Anne Arundel Hall and 
Margaret Brent Hall — two dormitories 
occupied exclusively by girls. 

Taylor and Fisher, Baltimore, are the 
architects for the group of six new struc- 
tures, which will be treated architecturally 
to harmonize with the existing cottage- 
type Colonial housing units on the campus. 
Funds are available, said Dr. Byrd, the 
project being No. 1 in the post-war ex- 
pansion program of the university. 

The flow of veterans exhausted the new 
accommodations "so fast it made your 
head swim," said James Kehoe, track 
coach who was assigned the task of 
emergency housing co-ordinator for men. 



Page I picture 

Jack Hoyert, all-America close attack, is 
the lad going up in the air, and the blocker 
is Bob Fetters, outstanding defense man, 
keystone of the generally green aggregation 
Jack Faber is trying to whip in shape for 
a tough schedule. Jack's right arm — 
AI Heagy — is with the football squad at 
present and the stick season will be under- 
way before Faber will have his badly need- 
ed help. Heagy coached the 1943 team, the 
last in collegiate competition, which won 
7 of 8 games, but got some help from Faber, 
who then was an Army captain stationed 
at Walter Hospital in bacteriological work. 



"With so many people coming in, we just 
couldn't assign them rooms," heexplained- 
"The furniture houses couldn't get the fur. 
niture to us. So we cleared out a basement 
room in the main men's dormitory and set 
up beds for twenty-four. 

"An idea of our male resident growth is 
indicated by the fact that last semester we 
had 250 men in dorms; now we have 750 to 
800 and more are streaming in." 

In the sector still held by the girls, 
frenzied activities of rearranging go for- 
ward. Date rooms in their dormitories 
must hereafter serve as study rooms. Miss 
J. J. Johnson, of the office of the dean of 
women, who is responsible for finding 
housing accommodations explained: 
Girls are Crowded 

"We already have put 565 girls into 
spaces designed for a maximum of 494, so 
that the girls do not have desk space in 
their rooms. If we can hold our own until 
next year, I believe we can arrange for 
special busses from Baltimore and Wash- 
ington. That would enable 'day-dodgers,' 
or commuters, to enroll before the new 
group of dormitories is completed. 

"The indications are that next Sep- 
tember we will have 350 new women 
students enrolled. 

"Sorority houses are loaded up. Some 
designed for 15 girls now accommodate 20; 
several built to house 25 now have 30 girls 
quartered. One has turned an upstairs 
recreation hall into bed spaces. 

"The dining hall is taking care of the 
increased enrollment in its stride, thanks 
to its manager who gained experience dur- 
ing the war in handling 500 troops regu- 
larly assigned for study-duty here. 
Cafeteria To Continue 

"It has been planned to abandon a 
cafeteria system adopted then as an 
emergency. Instead it will be continued 
indefinitely. Fifteen extra students have 
been employed in the dining hall. 

"Our problem is aggravated by the 
tight-housing situation hereabout," said 
Geary Eppley, dean of men. "Before the 
war when there were plenty of automobiles, 
five students pooled their interest and 
bought a jalopy. They can't find cheap 
cars now and father won't let them use the 
old bus that is fast going out of service. 

"We ordinarily could accommodate 
students in rooms in College Park, Hyatts- 
ville or Silver Spring. Now the rooms are 
filled with people who have jobs in Wash- 
ington." 

Veterans, it is believed, will dominate 
the extra-curricular activities and also the 
athletic teams. 



H. C. Whiteford dies; 
noted grad of 1901 

Henry C. Whiteford, Agriculture '01, 
one of Maryland's most highly regarded 
alumni, died on February 4 following an 
operation. He was in his 66th year. 

He was born and lived all his life on a 
400-acre farm in Hartford County and got 
his preliminary education in the public 
schools of Maryland. He was a versatile 
agriculturist, engaging in farming, can- 
ning, dairying and fruit growing. 

A terse statement in the Bel Air Times 
in 1936, when Whiteford was the Repub- 
lican nominee for Congress from the Sec- 
ond Congressional District, accurately de- 
scribed his character. It read: 

"Being a farmer and canner, his training 
and associations have made him sympa- 
thetic to and appreciative of all classes. 
The Second District may rest assured that 
the residents thereof will have at all times 
not only an able legislator but a kindly and 
sympathetic representative". (But Henry 
being a Republican could not muster 
enough votes despite his personal popu- 
larity). 

He twice was president of the University 
of Maryland Alumni Association and also 
served two terms as head of the Maryland 
Horticultural Society. 

He was a great booster for his alma 
mater, visited the campus at every oppor- 
tunity and was a close personal friend of 
President Byrd. He managed the football 

team in 1900. 

* * * 

Four former Old Liners 
studying at Vermont U. 

Betty May Young, Arts and Sciences, 
'44, proved to be a contributor of more 
than just a mere $2 for her Alumni News 
subscription, and tossed in a bunch of 
News from the University of Vermont 
where she is studying medicine. 

Also in the College of Medicine in the 
Green Mountain State U., Betty reveals, 
are Shirley R. Boulanger, '44; Arthur Law, 
'43, and Hannah H. Pendergrast, '45, all 
Arts and Sciences. 

Betty and Shirley are sophs while 
Hannah and Arthur are freshmen. 

Law's wife, who was Ruth M. Blackwell, 
Arts and Sciences, '44, also is employed in 
the Chemistry Department there. 

"Considering this is not a big University 
and is a long way from College Park, I 
think Maryland is very well represented, 
don't you"? Betty concluded. 

Betty is from Baltimore, Hannah is 
from University Park, Shirley is from 
Hanson, Mass., Arthur is from Washing- 
ton and Ruth is from Hanover, Pa. 




H. C. WHITEFORD 



$800,000 will be spent 
on aero wind tunnel 

A contract for the construction of an 
$800,000 wind tunnel for the Martin Aero- 
nautical College at the University has been 
granted and work already has been started. 

The Austin Company of Chicago is 
doing the job. 

The wind tunnel will be the first of more 
than a dozen buildings to be erected on the 
land for the new college, north of the pres- 
ent campus. Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore 
aircraft builder, has given $3,300,000 for 
the institution and the State has appropri- 
ated $750,000. 

The wind tunnel will be 60 feet by 166 
feet and is patterned after the tunnel at the 
North American Aviation plant in Engle- 
wood, California, rated one of the best in 
the country. 

Adjacent to the wind tunnel will be the 
laboratory for the new college. This build- 
ing will be 40 feet by 200 feet. Both will be 
of brick and steel. 

* * * 

Marjorie Allen is late 
in telling of family 

Marjorie L. Allen, Home Economics '42, 
in sending in her subscription to Alumni 
News, also included some information 
which we will pass along in her own words: 

"I have been most negligent in notifying 
you of my change in name. I was married 
to John Wright Williams, Jr., of Prince 
Frederick on December 26, 1943, and we 
have a future coed in Janet Lee, now 14 
months old." 

They are living at 6869 Ritchie Road, 
S.E., Washington. 



Aid from FWA helps 
plan improvements 

The University has been advanced 
$110,320 by the Federal Works Agency to 
finance preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions for the construction and repair of 
projects which will cost an estimated 
$3,096,980. 

Projects are at College Park, Baltimore 
and Princess Anne, with the following work 
being planned: 

College Park: Three girls' and three 
men's dormitories, $688,200; classroom 
building, agriculture building, livestock 
barns and meat laboratory, greenhouses, 
additions to the heating plant, dining hall 
and service building, and an infirmary, 
$1,082,250. 

Baltimore: Psycopathic hospital, ad- 
dition to nurses' hall, finishing twelfth floor 
of University Hospital, recreation hall and 
addition to dental building, $796,450. 

Princess Anne: Dormitory, dining hall 
and kitchen, barns, laundry, athletic field 
and stands, faculty quarters, recondition- 
ing of agricultural building and library, and 
completion of girls' dormitory and ad- 
ministration building and greenhouse. 
* * * 

Young Ernie in business, 
completing law course 

Lieut. Col. Ernest N. (Young Ernie), 
Cory, Jr., son of the State entomologist, 
who saw considerable service in Italy in 
the hazardous North Appenine and Po 
Valley campaign, has resumed his insurance 
business and at the same time is completing 
his studies at the Law School in Baltimore. 
He lived in College Park until recently 
when he moved to Laurel with his wife 
and two young children. He had been in 
the Army since February, 1941, and prior 
to that was a member of the 110th Field 
Artillery Regiment of the Maryland 
National Guard. After serving as Plans 
and Training Officer, S-3, of the 601st 
Field Artillery Battalion pack at Camp 
Hale, Col., he joined the 87th Mountain 
Infantry, taking part in the Aleutian 
Campaign. He returned to Camp Hale in 
1944 to join the newly-activiated 10th 
Mountain Division, as Commander of the 
616th Field Artillery. 

His outfit landed in Naples in October, 
1944, and he wears the Bronze Star with 
an Oak Leaf Cluster added for meritorious 
service in Italy. 

His parents live in College Park and a 
brother, Bill, who escaped from a German 
prison camp, still is in the service. His 
sister, Jean Marie, is a sophomore in the 
College of Arts and Sciences. 



Tom Hag er man is promoted in Germany; 
News of other Old Liners in service 

Tom Hagerman, who left the University 
while a sophomore to enter the service, and 
who now is stationed in Neurnberg, Ger- 
many, in the Army of Occupation, recently 
was promoted from second to first lieu- 
tenant. 

I'nder his new duties, Lieut. Hagerman 
is in charge of six officers, 200 soldiers and 
all equipment for this group which includes 
jeeps and trucks. 

Tom, who played on the 1941 freshman 
eleven and who was a member of Clark 
Shaughnessy's varsity squad in 1942, is the 
son of Thomas R. Hagerman of 956 Mul- 
berry Avenue, Hagerstown. He also was 
a track star as a frosh, a high jumper 
and hurdler. 




Maj. Horace R. (Dick) Higgins, Engi- 
neering '3.?, writes from Manila that he 
would like to be remembered to his friends 
and. would appreciate hearing from any of 
them who could find time to drop him a 
line. 

He is working in ordnance supply and 
says he finds the work interesting and of 
such scope as to keep him busy all the time. 

His address is Maj. Horace R. Higgins 
O-305659, Hdqs. Base X (Ord. Sect.), 246th 
Ord. Bn. Ord. Gen. Supply Depot, APO 75, 
C/O Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. 
(Better use a big envelope.) 



Harold B. Skinner of Silver Spring, who 
lacked one semester of graduation in Civil 
Engineering when called into service in 
June, 1943, with others of the ROTC, is at 
Fort Bragg, X. C, after serving with the 
129th Airborne Engineers of the 13th Air- 
borne Division in Europe and has been 
promoted from second to first lieutenant. 

The 13th now is being deactivated and 
the 129th Battalion is being absorbed into 
the 82nd Airborne Division. Harold hopes 
to be released in time to finish at the Uni- 
versity during the second semester of next 
year. 



Maj. Arthur H. Valentine, Engineering 
'42, is out of the service after 43 months of 
duty, and is enjoying a rest at his home in 
Dundalk, Md., before taking up a position 
in the Mechanical Department of the 
Bethlehem Steel Company. 

Maj. Valentine was with the Air Service 
Command and specialized in engineering 
aircraft maintenance. He retained his Air 
Corps reserve status. He was a Delta 
Sigma Phi. 



TOM HAGERMAN 



4, told of being out of the service and say- 
ing that he would see the basket ball- 
boxing doubleheader at College Park on 
February 23. We presume he did although 
we did not get to shake his hand. 

"I am on terminal leave from the Navy", 
he wrote, (also sending his $2). "While 
in the Navy I served with the Seabees in 
the Pacific, ending with the occupation 
forces in Kyushu, Japan. The only Mary- 
land grad I saw while overseas was Clem 
Gaines '43. I returned to the States last 
December." 



Ensign William Joseph Allen, USNR, 
who attended the University from 1941 
until he went into the service in October, 
1943, now is listed as dead, his wife, Mrs. 
Dolores Allen, of Silver Spring, has been 
informed. Ensign Allen, a torpedo bomber 
pilot, was reported missing last Mrach 
after failing to return from a mission over 
Formosa. He was a graduate of Blair High 
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold 
Allen, live in Silver Spring. His widow is 
employed by the Navy Department Bu- 
reau of Ships. 



John W. Clark, Jr., Engineering '41 
writing from Hancock, Md., on February 



John G. Luntz, Commerce '42, now is 
supply sergeant of the Chemical Warfare 
Detachment at Edgewood Arsenal he re- 
vealed in sending in his two simoleons for 
the Alumni News. He still gets his mail, 
though, at 711 Walker Avenue, Govans, 

Md. 

* * * 

We invite the three C's — Criticism, 
Copy and Cash. 



Vote of thanks in order 
for Patricia McAnallen 

A double order of thanks is due Patricia 
A. McAnallen, Business Administration 
graduate of December, 1943, who not only 
mailed in her $2 to Bill Cobey for her sub- 
scription to the Alumni News but enclosed 
five perfectly written items about other 
Old Liners. (We wish there were more like 
her). 

One thing that Patricia, who lives at 
5400 40th Avenue, Hyattsville, over- 
looked was to tell anything about her self 
or her occupation. She merely said she 
enjoyed reading the Alumni News, which, 
of course, helped our morale. Here are the 
items she contributed: 

Lieut. John J. Smoot, USNR, Agri- 
culture, '42, who served with the amphibi- 
ous forces in the European Theater in 1 943, 
now is First Lieut, on the U. S. S. Zeilin in 
the Pacific. 

S/Sgt. Jack Shawn, Business Adminis- 
tration, '43, who was with the 9th Army 
during the battle for Germany, still is over 
there with the Army of Occupation. 

Sergt. William E. Tolley, Arts and Sci- 
ences, '43, with the 7th Army in France 
and Germany, now is stationed at Camp 
Swift, Texas. 

Roberta Leighton, Sp(T) 2/c, Arts and 
Sciences, who graduated in December 
1943, is in the WAVES, stationed at At- 
lantic City, N. J. 

Florence M. Hunter, Pharmacist 3/c, 
Arts and Sciences, who graduated in Sep- 
tember 1943, also is in the WAVES, sta- 
tioned at the U. S. Naval Hospital at 
Sampson, N. Y. 



Cobey has to be revived 
when Weber pays $20 

Charles Swan Weber, Engineering '27, 
has set a mark at which we would like 
other grads to shoot, handing in his sub- 
scription to the Alumni News for ten years. 
He visited the University recently and 
when he passed over his check for 20 
bucks to W. W. Cobey, Alumni Secretary - 
Treasurer, Bill just about passed out. It 
was necessary to bring out the smelling 
salts to revive him. 

Swan, who hailed from Oakland, was 
one of the campus busy bees during his 
sojourn at College Park. He was on the 
track squad for four years, a member of 
the Junior Prom Committee, belonged to 
Rossbourg Club, was a Sigma Phi Sigma 
(now Sigma Chi), and had no difficulty in 
getting dates. 

He now is manager of the Washington 
Office of Westinghouse Electric Corpora- 
tion with headquarters at 1625 K Street. 




HAROLD GILBERT 



Lieut Gilbert decorated 
for bravery on Luzon 

First Lieut. Harold X. Gilbert, Jr., who 
was graduated from Maryland in 1943 
after coming to the University from West 
Point, recently was decorated with the 
Silver Star by Maj. Gen. Edward F. 
Witsell, Adjutant General of the Army. 

The award was made by the Command- 
ing General, 6th Infantry Division, for gal- 
lantry in action in Luzon despite a wound- 
ed leg, while Lieut. Gilbert's platoon of 
Co. A, 7 1 6th Tank Battalion, was attached 
to the 6th Infantry Division. 

Lieut. Gilbert recently returned to the 
United States after serving in New Guinea, 
and the invasion of Luzon, Mindanao and 
Jolo in the Philippines. At the expiration 
of his leave, he will be on duty in the War 
Department in Washington. 

While at Maryland he was a member of 
Alpha Tau Omega, Scabbard and Blade 
and ROTC Cadet Major and Regimental 
Adjutant. He was commissioned a second 
lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, in May 1943. 
After attending the Armored Force School 
at Fort Knox, Ky., he participated in 
maneuvers in Louisiana and Texas prior to 
departure for overseas. 

He wears the ribbons for the Silver Star, 
Purple Heart, American Theater, Asiatic- 
Pacific Theater with Arrowhead and three 
battle stars, the Philippine Liberation with 
two stars, and World War II. 

Lieut. Gilbert is the son of Major Gen. 
and Mrs. Harold N. Gilbert, U. S. Army, 
Director of the Military Personnel Procure- 
ment Service, AGO. He resides with his 
family at 4410 49th Street, Washington. 



Maj. Benjamin acts 
as consulting dean 

Maj. Harold Benjamin, dean of the Col- 
lege of Education before going into war 
service will act as consulting dean , although 
he will continue his National position as 
Assistant Commissioner of Education in 
charge of International Educational Re- 
lations. 

Maj. Benjamin who went into the serv- 
ice in 1942 and served 15 months in the 
Aleutians in the Army Air Combat Intelli- 
gence and was in the battles of Attu and 
Kiska. After a tour of duty in the United 
States he was sent to the Philippines and 
was in Manila on V-J Day. 

Later he was a member of the United 
Nations Conference for Educational and 
Organizations in London. He was dis- 
charged from the service on October 23last. 



F. Hoogland has been added to the staff 
of the Modern Language Department as an 
instructor in French, Spanish and German. 
He is a graduate of Yale and was awarded 
the Sterling Traveling Fellowship for study 
at the University of Bensacon and Strass- 
burg in France. He formerly was in charge 
of the reconditioning program at Walter 
Reed Hospital in Washington. 



Other new additions and returnees con- 
tinue to help the faculty regain a normal 
status. A recent returnee was Dr. E. 
Wilkins Reeve, who resumed his place in 
the Chemistry Department. Newcomers 
were Dr. Hugh B. Picard, Dr. Ernest F. 
Pratt and Dr. G. Forrest Woods, all chem- 
istry men; Dr. Charles E. Hutchinson and 
Luke Ebersole to the Sociology staff, and 
C. E. Calhoun, professor of finance to the 
College of Business and Public Adminis- 
tration. 

There have been three additions and two 
subtractions in Speech Department. 
Additions are Eugene Osborne who came 
from Coe College; Edgard Wedd, who only 
recently returned to civil life after four 
years in the army, and E. Parker Dupier, 
who left the University in 1942 to teach at 
Texas U. Osborne got his master's at 
Southern California and was active in the 
Denver U. summer theater. 

Those leaving are Dwight Thomas, who 
has accepted the direction of a playhouse in 
California, and Ann St. John who resigned 
to marry. 

* * * 

Old Line coming back 

Revival of the Old Line, labeled a 
literary and humorous periodical, is immi- 
nent. 




LEONARD SMITH 



Lieut. Col. Smith gains 
Legion of Merit Medal 

Lieut. Col. Leonard Smith. Arts and 
Sciences, B.S. '36, M.S. '37 and Ph.D. '40, 
has been presented a Legion of Merit 
medal for outstanding work while head of 
the technical and intelligence branch of 
the Office of the Air Chemical Officer, 
Headquarters, Army Air Forces from Feb- 
ruary, 1943, to September, 1945. 

He was released from active duty in 
December, 1945, and is employed as tech- 
nical director for the National Cotton 
Council of America. 

Presentation was made Brig. Gen. E. 
Montgomery, Air Chemical Officer, Head- 
quarters Army Air Forces, in a ceremony 
at the Pentagon Building. 

Lieut. Col. Smith, a native Washing! 
tonian, his wife and two children live at 
3304 Ferndale Street, Kensington, Md. 
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Smith, 
reside at 45 1 1 Iowa Avenue in Washington. 

Leonard was a varsity trackman for : 
three years, an ROTC lieutenant, a mem- 
ber of Pershing Rifles, Scabbard and 
Blade, Rossbourg Club, Mathematics Club 
and president of Alpha Chi Sigma in his 
senior year. 



That horde of athletic aspirants flocking 
the College Park fields certainly is inspiring 
and invigorating. 



George Weber earns 
place as war hero 

Lieut. Col. George < >. Weber, Engineer- 
ing '33, recently was the subject of a 
portrait in t he series that has been appeal- 
ing in the Washington Sunday Star of 
leading war heroes of the Capital area. 

As a battalion commander in the Italian 
campaign, Lieut. Col. Weber was awarded 
the Silver Star for leadership in action. On 
three occasions, the citation says, Col. 
Weber personally reorganized and en- 
couraged the men to act quickly after being 
halted by intense enemy fire at a key ob- 
jective. When an enemy counterattack 
overran his forward position, he regrouped 
his units and directed mortar fire on the 
enemy from a position exposed to his own 
artillery attack and the hostile action was 
halted. 

He was cited at two other times for gal- 
lantry in action, receiving the Bronz*e Star 
with Oak Leaf Cluster. 

George entered the service on February 
3, 1941, as a first lieutenant and was in 
Italy from October 19, 1944, to the finish. 
He also wears three battle stars and the 
Combat Infantry Badge, twice gained the 
Purple Heart and was awarded the Italians 
Military Order of Merit. 

George came to Maryland from Tech 
High of Washington to become an out- 
standing campus figure. He was president 
of the Senior Class, lieutenant colonel of 
the ROTC Regiment, (the then ranking 
office) and played varsity basket ball dur- 
ing the 1932-33 season, although his only 
previous experience was in intramural 
competition. 

He also was president of Sigma Phi 
Sigma (now Sigma Chi). His home is in 

Washington. 

* * * 

I/eof. Hurley now listed 
as killed in action 

First Lieut. George M. Hurley, a former 
student at Maryland, has been listed as 
killed in action, his wife, Mrs. Bernice L. R. 
Hurley of Washington, has been notified. 
He was attached to the 9th Air Force. 

A native of Washington, Lieut. Hurley 
was graduated from Tech High and was 
employed at the District Building when he 
went into the service in February, 1943. 
He was sent overeas in September, 1944, 
and was shot down over Karlsruhe, Ger- 
many, on March 31, 1945, while squadron 
navigator. 

Lieut. Hurley was awarded the Air 
Medal and Four Oak Leaf Clusters. In ad- 
dition to his widow, he is survived by a 
son, George Ronald, and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. John J. Hurley. 




GEORGE WEBER 



Teller has fellowship 
at Oklahoma A. and M. 

Lieut, (jg) Leslie W. Teller, Jr., Agri- 
culture '42, after 19 months in the South 
Pacific as officer in charge of the 92d 
Malariology Unit, has been released from 
active duty and has accepted a fellowship 
in entomology at Oklahoma A. and M. at 
Stillwater, Okla. His wife and young son 
will join him there. His father lives in 
Chevy Chase. 

Teller was a member of the Daydodgers 
Club and took part in intramural sports. 




PAUL KIERNAN 



Paul Kiernan holding 
high spot in surgery 

Paul C. Kiernan of Washington, Arts 
and Sciences '33, has been appointed to the 
faculty in the surgery department of the 
Universitv of Minnesota. Paul got his 
medical degree at George Washington. 

He also is on the staff and head of a 
section in general surgery at the Mayo 
Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he has 
been for the past six years. 

Kiernan, a lad of exceptionally pleasing 
personality was one of Maryland's leading 
halfbacks for three seasons and also a 
valued member of the lacrosse squad. 

During his grid days he played on one of 
the Terps' greatest elevens and the one 
that holds the top record of seven wins and 
a tie against a single loss to Yanderbilt that 
was among the country's best. It was the 

1931 outfit that included a 6-0 win over 
Navy and a 6-6 deadlock with about the 
finest team Kentucky ever boasted. 

Kiernan deserves great credit for this 
brilliant season's record for it was his 
running late in the contest that pulled a 
7-6 game with Virginia out of the fire. The 
Cavaliers held a 6-0 lead most of the way 
and after the Old Liners got their touch- 
down, "Never Miss" Shorty Chalmers 
booted the important extra point. 

We remember this one distinctly for we 
bet Bill Wranek, Jr., Virginia public re- 
lations guy, $5 to $1, that Chalmers would 
come through. The ball split the goal posts 
high over the bar. That was the easiest 
buck we ever won. In all Shorty booted 23 
extra points out of 25 tries that year, so 
it almost was like stealing from a blind 
man. 

Paul also did his bit with the 1930 and 

1932 elevens and added much strength to 
the lacrosse squad. He is a member of 
Sigma Nu. 



Wijlis sets State CPA; 
maintains two offices 

T. Leland W r illis, who took engineering 
at Maryland for three years, the last in '34, 
recently received his CPA from the State. 
After leaving Maryland he got his BCS in 
1938 and his MCS in 1939 from Benjamin 
Franklin University in Washington. He 
has offices in Washington and Silver Spring. 

He and his wife live at 210 Whitestone 
Road in Silver Spring. While at Maryland 
he lived with his parents in Washington. 

Boating is his hobby and he put it to 
good use during the War, serving as Bo'sns 
Mate 2/c with the Harbor Patrol. 



Baseball, lacrosse and track are working under handicaps in rebuilding 



Fields at College Park are flooded with 
athletes this spring in great contrast to the 
war days and the old college spirit again 
reigns. Squads of close to 50 are cavorting 
lacrosse and baseball, track has about a 
normal representation of more than 50 and 
80-odd are going through grid drills. 

Baseball, which was played informally 
for the past three seasons, lacrosse, out cf 
collegiate competition since 1943, and 
track, which had its last big fling in 1942, 
all are looking to fair seasons, although 
they have many handicaps to overcome in 
the lack of experienced material. 

Burton Shipley, veteran baseball coach, 
is blessed with some good talent that has 
returned from the service, notably Out- 
fielders Danny Boothe, and Jack Crabster, 
Catcher Kenny Bransford, Infielder Henry 
Sunier and Pitchers Harry Crouthamel and 
Bob Keene. Keene also plays first base. 
He also has Jack Flynn and Bill Eckert, a 
couple of infielders who were around last 
season, and mnay promising newcomers 
who were making determined bids when 
this was typed. 

He'll have a great Catcher in Don 
Gleasner, football end, if he doesn't suc- 
cumb to major league offers, and Albert 
Cesky, now toiling with the grid squad, is 
reputed to be a hot third sacker. Ship 
needed several sets of eyes and a pair of 
field glasses to look over the prospects and 
was not rushing the weeding-out process. 
Good Lacrosse Nucleus 

Jack Faber, who won't have the help of 
the able Al Heagy for lacrosse until the 
grid drills are over, appears to have the 
nucleus of a pretty fair outfit but whether 
he can round out a balanced ten remains 
to be seen. One thing is certain he is well 
fixed in numbers and the spirit of the squad 
is at high pitch. 

Jack Hoyert, all-America in 1943 when 
Maryland won seven of eight games, and 
lost only to Navy, 9-8, and Ben Wilson, a 
reserve attack man, are the only ones back 
from that team which was coached by 
Heagy while Faber was captain in the 
Army as bacteriologist. 

Two who loom large in Faber's plans are 
brothers John and Bill Ruppersberger 
from Catonsville, recently back from war 
service, John not long out of Tokyo. John 
is a big defense man while Bill, much 
smaller is a fleet midfielder. John played 
as a freshman and Bill was in the varsity 
squad early in 1942. However, Bob Fet- 
ters, who also played before the war, is the 
keystone of the defense, as Hoyert is on the 
attack. Rangy, shifty, and heady, Fetters 
is a bulwark. 



Wilson and Tom Hoffecker, who also 
did their bit in the war, and John Cook, a 
St. Paul School product, are others on at- 
tack who have marked ability. John 
Cochrane, who was at Maryland several 
years back, is a strong contender for a 
defense post. 

But like Shipley, Faber hardly will know- 
how his team sizes up until it has been in 
one or two games, but the outlook is that 
the Old Liners will be tough opposition. It 
will be expecting too much of them, though, 
to win a majority of their five big games 
with Mount Washington, Princeton, Army, 
Princeton ard Navy. It could be a sur- 
prise outfit, however, by the time May is 
reached. That would be nothing new in 
lacrosse at College Park. 

Jimmy Kehoe, who is doing most of the 
actual track coaching under Chief Swede 
Eppley, is in the same boat with his fellow 



tutors in rebuilding. One thing that can be 
said without disparaging the squad is that 
there is not a Jim Kehoe in the crowd. 

Jim showed a fine hand by taking seven 
men to the North Carolina open meet late 
in February and scoring 15 points. Ed 
Matthews and Tom Devlin, two returnees, 
ran one, two in the quarter in 52.8, this 
pair and Jack Smit and Dick Price made 
up a mile relay team that beat Georgia 
Tech and Duke in 3:35.8, and Jim Kurz, 
big gridder recently back from Europe, 
tossed the 16-pound shot 44 feet 9 inches 
for third place. Bob Lewis and Jim O'Stein, 
who failed to place in the 60-yard dash 
should be point-grabbers once they reach 
peak trim. 

\\ hen this was written, Kehoe's charges 
were just really getting down to brass 
(See Fields Flocked — Page 9) 



Previous Aprils on athletic fields 



20 years ago — Lacrosse team, captained 
by Jack Faber and with Gabby Streett, 
one of the Old Liners' greatest in the goal, 
and such attack men as Fred Linkous and 
Slats Davidson, defeated Oxford-Cam- 
bridge of England, 11-4, and four other 
teams; Tracksters, with Leroy Sheriff and 
Gump Matthews as top scorers, won the 
State crown in a meet at Annapolis in 
which Navy was second. Relay team of 
Sheriff, Matthews, Lewis (Knocky) Thomas 
and Joe Endslow set school mark of 3:23.1 
for mile in beating Fordham, New York I'., 
and Bowdoin and Union in mile at Penn 
Relays. Coed rifle team of Alma Essex, 
Julia Behring, Betty Amos, Helen Beyerle, 
Thelma Winkjer, and Anita Peters and 
Ann Dorsey, won National title. Mike 
Stevens, Herb Murray, Amos Beachely, 
Forest Coakley and Capt. Walter Troxell 
were powers behind the pitching of Pete 
Xihiser and Jean Brayton and the catching 
of Archie Spinney on a good ball club. 

15 years ago — Baseballers with Harry 
Milburn. Jack Batson and Bill Mcllwee 
pitching well and Hymie Gorman, Bozey 
Berger and Shorty Chalmers biffing the 
ball, were traveling in high speed. Harvard 
being included among the victims. La- 
crosse took all four games, but tracksters, 
below standard, had dropped three meets. 
Fred Invernizzi, goalie; Joe Deckman, 
close defense, and Gordon Pugh and Fred 
Stieber on attack, were pacing a winning 
stick outfit. John Bischoff, Jim Busick and 
Maurice Goubeau were top netmen on a 
team that had divided six contests. 

10 years ago — Lacrosse team chalked up 
four straight, including 9-0 victory over St. 
John's and was on its way to the National 



collegiate championship. Baseball nine, 
which included the immortal Bill Guckey- 
son, Charley Keller, now of the New York- 
Yankees; Waverly Wheeler and other ace 
performers, was off to a fast start, beating 
Ohio State and Michigan and breaking 
even with Cornell in some of the early 
games. Track squad, with Coleman 
Headley and Frank Cronin as mainstays, 
had won three meets in a row, all over 
Southern Conference rivals. Keaciel 
Krulevitz and Bob Land paced the tennis 
team to four wins in five matches, the loss 
being to Navy. 

Five years ago — A surprise 6-4 defeat at 
the hands of Army, at West Point was the 
only lacrosse setback in the first seven 
games, one of which was played on March 
31 and the other six in April. Jack Mueller, 
Ray Grelecki and Jordan Sexton were 
leaders. Baseball was not having its usual 
success, having lost nine of its first 15 
games. Outfielder Danny Boothe, Catcher 
Kenny Bransford and Pitcher Harry Crout- 
hamel, back from the service and on the 
present squad, were sophs on that team. 
Max Hunt, who was killed in action in the 
Philippines, and Art Woodward were top 
pitchers. They were well supported by 
Pop Wharton, Merle DuX'all, Roscoe 
Whipp, Fritz Maisel, Frank Dwyer and 
Bill England. Joe Murphy, Tommy Fields, 
Gene Ochsenreiter, Jack Gil more, Whitey 
Miller and Tom Devlin, the last back from 
the war, were best point-getters on a track 
squad that had won three of its four meets. 
Tennis, with five letter men — Phil Burk- 
om, Jim Burnside, Jim Hardey, Doyle 
Royal and Harry Baugher — had lest only 
to Duke in nine matches. 



8. 




JACK FABER 



Spring Sports 

Lacrosse 

13 — Loyola. 

20 — Mount Washington. 

27— Duke. 

4 — Army at West Point. 

1 1 — Princeton. 

15 — Navy at Annapolis. 

25 — Hopkins at Baltimore. 

Track 
13 — Loyola. 

18 — William and Mary. 
20— V. M. I. 
27 — Penn Relays. 
30 — At Virginia. 
4 — At Penn State. 
11 — Navy at Annapolis. 
18 — Southern Conference Meet. 
25 — IC-4A meet at Annapolis. 

Baseball 
5 & 6 — Merchant Marine Academy. 
12 — North Carolina. 
13— Catholic U. 
18 — At William and Mary. 
19— At Richmond U. 
20— At North Carolina. 
22— At Duke. 
25 — Virginia. 
2 — At Virginia. 
3 — At Virginia Tech. 
4 — At Washington and Lee. 
10— At Catholic U. 
1 1 — Johns Hopkins. 
16 — Richmond U. 
17— Duke. 

18 — Washington and Lee. 
26 — At Merchant Marine Academy. 
27 — At West Point. 
29 — Navy at Annapolis. 
31 — Virginia Tech. 



April 

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May 

Max 

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May 

April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

May 

May 

Maj 

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April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
April 
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| April 
May 
May 
May 
May 
May 

Max 
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Max 
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Three spring teams 
slate 36 contests 

A total of 36 contests, with 17 at College 
Park, have been listed for Maryland teams 
this spring for the renewal of collegiate 
competition in baseball, lacrosse and track. 

Baseball, the first to start, will get under 
wax' on April 5 when the U. S. Merchant 
Marine Academy \xill furnish the opposi- 
tion for two days. On April 13, the lacrosse 
and track squads will make their bows and 
join in making it a triple-header as the 
nine has a tilt with Catholic U. 

Both of Maryland's big home lacrosse 
games will be part of twin bills. Mount 
Washington stickmen will invade April 20 
and the V. M. 1. trackmen will be on hand 
t he same day. Princeton's lacrosse ten and 
Johns Hopkins' ball club will be joint 
xisitors on May 1 I. 

Navy is on all three schedules and Army 
will be met in lacrosse and baseball. 




JIM KEHOE 



Fields are flocked with aspirants 



(Continued from page 8) 
tacks and it will take some rival compe- 
tition to gixe a true line on the aggre- 
gation. 

Clark Shaughnessy, xigorously back on 
the job he left after the 1942 season, found 
a promising array of gridders at hand and 
is hustling them through spring drills, the 
duration of which he had not determined. 
It all depends upon the progress. It should 
be rather rapid, as he has quantity and 
quality in his aides. In addition to Heagy, 
Al Woods and Herman Ball, he has Wilbur 



Col. Schrider an example 
for his four nephews 

Col. Pete Schrider, '25, of the Marines, 
now stationed at Quantico, but who had a 
long siege in the Pacific, served as an ex- 
ample for four nephexvs during the war. All 
of them, sons of Pete's brother, John B. 
Schrider of Silver Spring, served with the 
Marines. They are Joe, Ed, Jack and 
Jerome, all of whom had played ball for a 
Silxer Spring team their father managed. 
All are out of the service, except Joe, and 
Jack and Ed, who form a battery, are 
getting tryouts from the Baltimore < Holes. 

Pete pitched for Maryland for four years 
1922-25 — while Curley Byrd was coaching, 
and southpawed his way to considerable 
success. (Curley says all lefties are 'nuts'. 
He was a righthander himself but had a 
brother who was portsider). 



Moore, Wayne Millner and Fred Davis of 
the Washington pro Redskins helping him. 
Moore is working with the backs. 
Millner with the ends and Davis with the 
guards and tackles. Shaughnessy was 
spending most of his time in trying to 
locate quarterbacks who are so essential to 
the functioning of his T. The hope that 
Tommy Mont, his classy 1942 general, 
might be back is not close to realization. 
It still is possible, though, that he and 
several other notables of the 1942 may be 
around by next fall. 

Shaughnessy inherited all but six of the 
leading members of Paul Bryant's success- 
ful 1945 outfit. Tom Chisari, Les Smith 
and George Barnes, backs, and Les Daly, 
an end, have played out their string and 
two others have been lost. Gerry Barkalow, 
a center, who still is in school, is giving up 
the game because of ailing legs, and Ferd 
Schultz, first an end, and then quarter- 
back when Vic Turyn was incapacitated, 
has transferred to Baylor, near his home in 
Texas. Schultz was commuting to the 
Law School in Baltimore and found that 
and playing football were too much of a 
burden. He was popular and hated to 
leave. 

In addition to the leftovers there are re- 
ported to be a number of newcomers with 
ability enough to crowd out some of the 
xets. Among them is a sizable lad by the 
name of Howard Danowski, brother of Ed, 
former Fordham ace and famed pro who 
now is head coach of his alma mater. 



L 



Death of Dixie Walker following bout 
brings sad ending to the boxing season 



Maryland's boxing season, otherwise 
highly interesting and as successful as 
reasonably could be expected in a rebuild- 
ing year with not too much experienced 
material, was saddened at the finish by the 
untimely death of Dixon (Dixie) Walker, 
freshman 165-pounder. He died at Provi- 
dence Hospital in Washington on Sunday 
morning, March 3, after being injured in a 
bout in the match with Catholic U. at the 
latter school the night before. He was 
knocked out in the first round by Gus 
Gersin of the Cards and apparently had 
revived but suddenly gave way in the 
dressing room and was rushed to the hos- 
pital where a brain operation to relieve the 
concussion and hemorrhage proved futile. 

Young Walker, who had made a fine im- 
pression by his personality in his short time 
at Maryland, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Clyde Walker of Canton, Ohio. His par- 
ents, who came to Washington and College 
Park before taking the body backtoCanton 
for burial, held all connected with the 
event blameless and, like coaches Col. 
Harvey L. Miller of Maryland and Eddie 
LaFond of Catholic U., realized that it was 
one of the rare fatalities that occur in 
sports, especially in boxing where the per- 
centage of deaths practically is nil. 
All Held Blameless 

His mother said that, "With Dixon a 
collegiate ring career was a definite goal. 
It was almost an obsession for him to want 
to box for Maryland. I blame no one. It 
was God's will. It was an accident." 

After a requiem mass that was held at 
Catholic U. for him the Monday after his 
death, Mrs. Walker put her arm around 
the shoulders of Gersin, her son's op- 
ponent, and said, "Do not let this un- 
fortunate occurrence keep you from con- 
tinuing your chosen sport. Let Dixon live 
on through you. He would have it that 
way". 

Maryland and Catholic U. did every- 
thing possible to relieve the sad situation 
and after his teammates had acted as pall- 
bearers at the services at the latter; Rev. 
Father Hugh Ratigan, Catholic student 
pastor; Col. Miller, representing the fac- 
ulty; Ray Storti, representing the student 
body; Tommy Maloney and Lou Brown 
representing the boxing squad; Howard 
Danowski, his roommate, and Francis 
Evans went to Canton for the burial. 

President H. C. Byrd said that, "despite 
this tragic occurrence, it is the University's 
policy of regarding collegiate boxing as a 
permanent major sport and this will not be 
altered by Mr. Walker's death". 




DIXIE WALKER 

Col. Miller, the person doubtless to feel 
the incident more keenly than anyone 
other than Walker's family, said "Dixon 
was in grand shape, a season well-con- 
ditioned athlete. Hisdeath, though, should 
not mitigate against boxing as a builder of 
men. If I were not sure that boxing is 
worth-while; if I had not so often over the 
years seen the beneficial resultsof the sport, 
I and manyotherslike me would have given 
it up long ago. There have been fatalities 
in other sports, but they go on because 
they are accepted as advantageous to 
American youth." 

It was only Walker's third fight for 
Maryland, he having lost close decisions 
in matches with Army and Coast Guard 
Academy. 

It was ironical that the match with 
Catholic U. was the last of the season and 
that it ended with a 5-3 victory for the 
Old Liners and put the two teams on an 
even basis over a long stretch of years. 

Only two other matches in the card of 
eight were won but bouts that were lost by 
a hairline either kept Maryland from tri- 
umphing or gaining deadlocks in two or 



Record in Boxing 

January 5 — Maryland, 3; Virginia, 5. (At 
Charlottesville). 

January 19 — Maryland, 3; West Point, 5. 

January 25 — Maryland, 3j^; U. S. Mer- 
chant Marine Academy, A l /2- (At Kings 
Point). 

February 2 — Maryland, 5; South Caro- 
lina, 3. 

February 9 — Maryland, 4}^; U. S. Mer- 
chant Marine Academy, 3j^- 

February 16 — Maryland, 3; West Point, 5. 
(At West Point). 

February 23 — Maryland, 3j^: Coast 
Guard Academy, 4j^. 

March 2 — Maryland, 5; Catholic U., 3. 
(At Washington). 

Won 3, Lost 5. 



three of the others. As said, except for the 
untimely end, the season could have been 
looked back upon with great satisfaction 
and pride by all connected with the pas- 
time. 

Maloney, 155, and Ken Malone, 175, 
each of whom lost only one bout were the 
leaders, but Jose Fossas, 127, won all three 
scraps in which he figured and had the 
distinction of handing Salvatore Felices of 
Army the first defeat of his career in a 
bout at West Point. 

Other Maryland fighters who figured 
prominently in the campaign were: Jose 
Carro and Dave Lewis, 120; Phil Rogers, 
127 and 135; Hal Donofrio, 135; Bill 
Greer, 145; Brown, 165; and Dave Millo, 
heavyweight. 



Juska and Beatty plan 
spring visit to campus 

Ed Juska, too modest to send in a pic- 
ture to go with the article about him that 
appeared in the Alumni News of February, 
has come through with his apologies and 
some added news. 

He calls our attention to the fact that he 
was married to Pauline E. Ash of Keyport, 
N. J., on September 14, 1943, and that 
Edward F., Jr. arrived on August 15, 1944. 

"Chief Beatty and I are looking forward 
to a break in the spring that will permit us 
sufficient time to run down to College Park 
and look the boys over", he said in con- 
clusion. 

Beatty, '26, for those who may be un- 
informed, was one of Maryland's topnotch 
three-letter men in football, basket ball 
and lacrosse for three seasons. He was a 
grid end, a basket ball guard and an in 
home on the lacrosse field. 



10 



Terp quintet earns 
hard-luck crown" 

Maryland's basket ball team didn't win 
the Southern Conference championship, 
nor even the majority of its games — its 
record being 9-1 1 — but it might easily have 
accomplished the first and surely would 
have achieved the latter had it not won the 
•'hard-luck crown". 

Starting off with much of its strength 
coming from the football squad and need- 
ing time to reconvert, the Old Line quint 
dropped six of its first nine games. Then 
with the footballers — Vic Turyn, Don 
Gleasner, fete Pinnoci and Bill Poling — 
reaching top form on the court, and with 
the addition of two GI's — Bill Brown and 
Johnny Edwards — started going places. 
Developed Great Team 
Beginning with the Duke game on 
January 25 when the previously unbeaten 
Blue Devils were upset at College Park, 
43-38, the Old Liners won six out of the 
next seven contests, being beaten only by 
the North Carolina U. powerhouse, 33-31, 
in one of the most thrilling tilts of the 
season anywhere. In fact, it was only the 
luck of the game that kept the Terps from 
taking this one. 

Then Brown was taken ill and Edwards 
sprained an ankle and, both of them were 
kept on the sidelines for the remainder of 
the season. 

Despite this, the team battled West 
Virginia, one of the Nation's topmost 
quints to a finish before losing, 35-33, in 
the last minute, but couldn't survive the 
double blow and in the last two regular 
games was soft for Army and Merchant 
Marine Academy and bowed, 54-27, to 
North Carolina in the tourney. 

Had Earned Reputation 

During their full-strength stretch, the 
Old Liners had been labeled the "dark 
horse" of the tourney and would have been 
on equal footing with any of them. As 
matters turned out, Wake Forest upset 
North Carolina in the semifinals and then 
lost to Duke in the final. 

Maryland also was hurt by the fact that 
Jack Flynn, ace marksman for the previ- 
ous tw r o seasons, went off the beam in his 
shooting after a couple of good early games 
and never recovered. 

John Hughes, Lee Clark, Billy Lake, 
Walter Baumann, Bill Elias and Bob 
Keene were others who helped materially. 



If the Alumni News is not worth two 
bucks, please tell us why. 




BURTON SHIPLEY 



Basket Ball Record 

December 18 — Maryland, 61; Marine 
Corps Institute of Washington, 46. 

December 20— Maryland, 43; Marshall 
College, 50. 

December 21 — Maryland, 47; Quantico 
Marines, 50. 

January 4 — Maryland, 25; Duke, 59. (At 
Durham). 

January 5 — Maryland, 47; N. C. State, 39. 
(At Raleigh). 

January 7 — Maryland, 28; North Caro- 
lina, 64. (At Chapel Hill). 

January 16— Maryland, 35; Navy, 44. 
(At Annapolis). 

January 19— Maryland, 37; N. C. State, 

January 23 — Maryland, 45; Virginia, 4S. 
(At Charlottesville). 

January 25— Maryland, 43; Duke, 38. 

January 26 — Maryland, 35; Hampden- 
Sydney, 32. 

February 2 — Maryland, 48; George Wash- 
ington, 35. 

February 8 — Maryland, 31; North Caro- 
lina, 3 1. 

February 9 — Maryland, 37; Virginia, 36. 

February 14— Maryland, 43; U. S. Mer- 
chant Marine Academy, 39. 

February 16 — Maryland, 37; Richmond 
U., 31. (Overtime). 

February 20 — Maryland, 36; William and 
Mary, 42. (At Williamsburg). 

February 23— Maryland, 33; West Vir- 
ginia, 35. 

February 25 — Maryland, 25; Army, 52. 
(At West Point). 

February 26— Maryland, 31; U. S. Mer- 
chant Marine Academy, 48. (At Kings 
Point). 



Dan Fahey recipient 
of Legion of Merit 

Lieut. Col. Daniel Cox Fahey, Agricul- 
ture '25, now of Chevy Chase, but who was 
a Riverdale resident while at the Uni- 
versity, has received the Legion of Merit 
for outstanding services with the oper- 
ations division of the general staff from 
December, 1941, to September, 1945. As 
a member of the strategy and policy group 
he prepared briefs for presentation to the 
Joint and Combined Chiefs of Staff. 

He also made important contributions to 
the solution of the problems of unified 
command for joint operations, the agree- 
ment for the use of Ascension Island and 
served as an observer in the Salerno oper- 
ations. 

Lieut. Col. Fahey also dealt with some 
of the problems in the Far East. 

Dan was one of the busiest bees ever to 
buzz on the Maryland campus. In his 
senior year he was editor-in-chief of the 
Reveille (now Terrapin), president of ODK, 
major of the Second Battalion, vice presi- 
dent of his class and chairman of class day 
exercises. He also was a member of the 
varsity track team for three years, lecturer 
of Student Grange and athletic editor of 
the Reveille while a junior. He majored in 
landscape gardening and has held several 
important positions in his line. 



Lombard out of service; 
was commander in Navy 

Herman G. Lombard, Engineering '30, 
one of Maryland's leading football linemen 
for three seasons, and a Commander in the 
Navy during the recent war, has returned 
to a prewar status and resumed his practice 
as a patent attorney. 

Hermie has his office in the National 
Press Building in Washington. In addition 
to being an able gridman, he always was 
the life of the football squad and kept the 
boys relaxed with his wise cracks. 

Lombard was picked on the all-State 
eleven one year and also played some base- 
ball. He was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi. 



Raine now in Richmond 

John E. Raine, former Baltimorean and 
former member of the University's Board 
of Regents, now is executive vice-president 
and general manager of the Automotive 
Trade Association of Virginia. His office 
is in the Merchants National Bank Build- 
ing, 1103 East Main Street, Richmond. 



11 



Lieut. Invernizzi receives great tribute 
from officer who commanded him 



Fred William Invernezzi, Arts and Sci- 
ences '32, who hails from Baltimore, and 
who was one of Maryland's greatest la- 
crosse goalies in 1931 and 1932, has re- 
ceived one of the finest compliments to go 
to any service man in a letter from his 
commanding officer during the war to 
Dean Roger Howell of the Law School, 
where Fred is a member of the faculty. 
Here is the letter which speaks for itself: 
"Dear Dean Howell: 

"After two months of leisure life in the 
U. S. A., which included short stops from 
New Orleans to New York plus looking for 
a house in Washington, D. C, I am utiliz- 
ing a bit of spare time to write to a few 
civilian bosses of the officers in my Air 
Group 6 in the hope that you might get 
some pleasure and satisfaction in knowing 
what a grand job your professor, Lieut. 
Fred Invernizzi, did in this war. 

"Fred, as he was well known to 180 
officers in this command, joined our Air 
Group in May 1945 just before we left 
Pearl Harbor to finish up the Japs. His 
road was not easy. He had to learn several 
jobs almost overnight so that he would be 
able to carry out his responsibilities with- 
out a hitch. 

Filled Difficult Task 

"In the capacity of Administrative .As- 
sistant to me, Lieut. Invernizzi had to 
contact commanders and captains every 
day in order to sell our ideas to them. In 
addition, he had to coordinate the person- 
nel work for four squadrons which con- 
sisted of 180 officers and 150 men. He did 
this with such tact and good judgment that 
everyone was delighted to work with him. 

"During all of our combat operations, 
Fred acted as operations officer. He put 
all of the combat information which we 
would need on our flights on the black- 
boards so that we would have it readily 
available. He also became the liason officer 
between the Air Group and the ship. Fred 
could be counted on to assume any re- 
sponsibility and arrive at a correct de- 
cision. His planning and supervision of 
the execution of those plans was excellent. 

"Besides all the above, Lieut. Invernizzi 
stood regular watches aboard ship and, at 
the very end of our cruises, nursed the 
officers and men through the trying stages 
of decommissioning and demobilizing. 
Throughout those hard months he worked 
day and night to do the job. All of the 
officers and men had the greatest admir- 
ation and respect for him. 

"I firmly believe that aside from the 
satisfaction that Lieut. Invernizzi has ob- 
tained through his series of successes in 




FRED INVERNIZZI 



the Navy, his greatest personal triumph, 
one which will be such a comfort to him 
the rest of his life, resulted after several 
months of combat when he found that 
under fire and attack by the Jap Kamikaze 
planes, and submarines, he could 'take it'. 
No one can ever know his ability to survive 
the test until he has been in combat. 
Grateful for Line Loan 
"My story is ended, I feel certain that 
upon Lieut. Invernizzi's return you will 
find a better man, rich in experience and 
better qualified to solve the many prob- 
lems which will confront him. 

"We in Air Group 6 truly are grateful to 
the University of Maryland for loaning us 
a great professor. We know that Maryland 
will profit upon the return of the interest. 
"Sincerely, 

"Henry L. Miller 
"Commander U. S. Navy 
Commander Air Group 6" 



It might be mentioned that Fred played 
goalie on the 1929 frosh team and was 
understudy to All-American Jim Kelly in 
1 930. He also showed the same personality, 
ability and fortitude as a student and 
athlete as he did as an officer in the Navy. 
He was a Phi Delta Theta. 

Only two lacrosse games were lost out of 
18 in the regular campaigns of 1931 and 



Hammond is LSM leader 
after lengthy service 

Lieut, (j.g. ) Robert B. Hammond, B.S. 
Commerce, '43 has been given command of 
the LSM upon which he served as Execu- 
tive Officer for a year. 

He enlisted in the USNR in September 
1942 while a senior at the University. He 
was called to active duty in the Navy in 
April 1943 and was commissioned an En- 
sign at Columbia University. He was then 
assigned to the Solomons Amphibious 
Training School. In October 1943, he was 
assigned to an LST upon which he served 
as supply officer for 10 months, most of 
which was spent in European waters, 
taking part in the invasion and occupation 
of Normandy and Southern France. He 
then was given a months leave in the 
States and was transferred to the ship he 
now commands, first transporting supplies 
in the south Pacific and later taking part 
in the invasion and occupation of Okinawa 
where his ship was officially credited with 
splashing three Jap planes. Its crew was 
awarded the Presidential citation for their 
work there. The ship then was sent to 
China where it participated in the occu- 
pation at Tiensen, Lsingtao and China- 
wingo. 

Lt. Hammond, who expects to return to 
the States in the near future, wears the 
American Theater Ribbon, the European 
Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, the 
Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two 
Bronze stars, the Presidential Citation and 
the World War II Victory Medal. 

While at the University he was a mem- 
ber of Theta Chi and Beta Alpha Psi 
honorary. 

His wife is the former Jo Ann Jurnagin, 
AOPi, and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. 
R. H. Hammond, Keedysville, Md. 



1932 when Fred was goalie. St. John's 
turned the trick in 1931 by 3-2 and Hop- 
kins in 1932 by 7-3. Hopkins was beaten in 
1931 by 8-6, and St John's in 1932 by 5-2, 
and Navy was trimmed both years. 

In fact, that 8-6 triumph over Hopkins 
in the Baltimore Stadium in 1 93 1 has been 
labeled the greatest lacrosse battle ever 
staged. Gordon Pugh, all-America center, 
broke the tie with a sensational shot and 
Jimmy Loughran put on the finishing 
touches with a last minute goal, but In- 
vernizzi was gallant in the goal in the 
hectic last five minutes when Hopkins was 
firing at every chance. 



There has been no truce by the Alumni 
News in the battle to get correct mailing 
addresses. 



12 



Bonnets, all seven of them, accounted 
for as Fats becomes able reporter 



Arthur E. (Fats) Bonnet, Engineering 
'26, in sending in his check for the Alumni 
News, also added a "million dollars" worth 
of facts about his four brothers and two 
sisters, all of whom also are Old Line 
Alumni. 

As lor himself this is what he had to say: 
"Thanks for sending the Alumni News 
which I enjoyed more than ever while serv- 
ing as Lieut. Comdr. in the 66th Battalion 
of the Navy Seabees in the Aleutians and 
Okinawa. I now am stationed at the 
Bureau of Yards and Docks in Arlington. 
Ya." 

Here is what he revealed about the 
others of the family: 

Harold (Chief), Engineering '26, was 
with the Coast Guard Reserve, operating 
on the Potomac River, and has been dis- 
charged. He is a chemist at the Bureau of 
Standards in Washington. 

Walter Serves in Pacific 

Walter (Son), Engineering '37, recently 
returned and was discharged after serving 
as a captain in the 1913th Aviation Engi- 
neering Battalion in New Guinea and 
Leyte. He was awarded the Bronze Star 
at Hollandia. He now is with the United 
States, Engineers in Washington. 

Johnny, Arts and Sciences, '35, also re- 
cently returned from duty aboard the 
carrier Lexington where he served as 
fighter direction officer as a lieutenant (jg). 
He has gone back with the F. B. I., work- 
ing out of Baltimore. 

D'Arcy (Pete), Agriculture, '28. was not 
in the armed forces. He is located in Palo 
Alto, Calif., and is working for the Forestry- 
Service out of San Francisco as a landscape 
architect. 

Two Sisters Attended 

Sisters Mildred and Alice were in the 
University at the same time as Arthur, 
Harold and D'Arcy, but did not remain 
long enough to get their degrees. Mildred 
is married to A. K. Waterval and is living 
in Fairfax County, Virginia. Alice married 
Cecil Ford Cole, Agriculture '27, and they 
are located in Washington. 

We called Fats the other night to check 
on some information and was asked by 
Mrs. Bonnet whether we wanted to speak 
to Arthur senior or junior. This revealed 
the fact that Fats has a boy, 17, and a 
younger daughter. 

Fats, despite that he came to Maryland 
without football experience, turned out to 
be a stellar lineman, playing on that 
famous 1923 team and during the following 
two seasons. Harold was an outstanding 
attack man in lacrosse for three campaigns. 




'FATS" BONNET 



Delta Sigs stage party 
in celebrating 'return 1 

Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma 
Phi at the University, which recently was 
reorganized, celebrated its return to ac- 
tivity by having a party for the alumni of 
the Washington area. They put on a 
buffet supper that was declared to be tops. 

Emile (Zal) Zalesak, prop of the Varsity 
Grill, and Charley Proffen, a senior from 
Halethorpe, Md., were the leaders in the 
affair. 

Delta Sig now has 21 active members, 
among the new initiates being Don 
Gleasner, Bill Poling and John Schrecen- 
gost, all of the 1945 football team, and 
the first two named mainstays of the basket 
ball quint. 

Delta Si'g leased its house to the Uni- 
versity during the war period but will re- 
gain it in July and it will be thoroughly 
renovated before the fall term begins. 



Better get aboard 

While it's "better late than never", we 
are happy to report that the Alumni News 
band wagon rapidly is filling up with 
names of old grads who have sent in their 
two bucks for their subscription and at the 
same time an item about their doings. 
Both are highly appreciated and both 
really are essential to making the News 
worthwhile. 



Bridal Procession 

Helen Frances Green, former Maryland 
student and daughter of the late Rev. and 
Mrs. John H. Green of College Park, was 
married on February 16 to Aubrey Rich- 
ardson Carter of Blair, Va. The wedding 
took place at St. Andrew's Church in 
College Park. He is a graduate of the 
Virginia U. Medical School and was 
colonel in the Medical Corps during the 
war, serving overseas for 38 months. She 
is a sister of Judge Walter L. Green of 
Prince Georges County. 



Katherine Farquhar, Arts and Sciences 
'45, was married recently to Charles 
Alexander Wilson, a V. M. I. student be- 
fore he entered the Army. She is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elgar Farquhar 
of Sandy Spring and he is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Bayard Wilson of the same place 
and Providence, R. I. Young Wilson re- 
cently discharged, received the Purple 
Heart and Bronze Star for distinguished 
service. 



A 1946 Maryland grad, Maryanna 
Snyder, and a former student Lieut. 
George Collier Hill, 2d, were married re- 
cently and are living in College Park. 
Maryanna, a Kappa, is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Snyder of University 
Park and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Franklin B. Hill of Salisbury. Lieut. Hill 
attended Maryland before entering the 
Marine Corps. 



Lieut. George F. Stringer, Jr., USNR 
and his wife the former Corpl. Dorothy 
Whitney, WAC, both of whom were dis- 
charged from the service last month, re- 
ported they would return to the Uni- 
versity to continue their studies. Their 
wedding took place February 1 in West 
Palm Beach, Fla. She is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Whitney of Takoma 
Park. 



Caroline Haines, a former student at the 
University, and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
George Haines of Hyattsville, was mar- 
ried last month to Raymond E. Wien of 
Tamaqua, Pa. Her husband who served 
in the Navy has entered Lehigh University. 

* * * 

Terrapin Queen chosen 
by Alabama gridders 

Bertha L. Williams, of 301 East Uni- 
versity Parkway, Baltimore, has been 
named Terrapin Queen and will be duly 
honored in the 1946 annual. She was 
selected from 19 Maryland coeds whose 
photographs were submitted to Alabama's 
Rose Bowl football team for decision. 



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Two Old Line boxers 
wear Purple Hearts 

Maryland had two Purple Heart boys 
on its boding team in Lou Brown, 165, and 
Dave Mills, heavyweight, and both bring 
a gleam to Coach Heinie Miller's eye, al- 
though it will be another year before either 
reaches his peak. 

Brown hails from Baltimore, is a fellow 
who eventually may win the National in- 
tercollegiate title at his weight. He's a 
freshman under the GI Bill of Rights. 
He's 23 and crazy about fighting — in the 
ring. When he was 18 he enlisted in the 
Army and spent three of his nearly five 
years in khaki overseas. When he enrolled 
at Maryland, he wore the Red Arrow fcr 
the Normandy invasion and the Purple 
Heart with Cluster for being twice wound- 
ed in action. 

He learned to box in the Army and won 
the middleweight championship of the 29th 
Division. He's a dark haired, nice looking 
youngster, married and planning on a pro- 
fessional ring career when he graduates. 
He calls you "Sir". He was a corporal. 

Mills, who is from Morris Plains, N. J.. 
stands 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 210 
pounds, doesn't look ferocious, nor as big 
as he really is, because he's got a lot of 
weight squeezed in his size 14 shoes and 
his wrists and arms would pass for bleached 
telegraph poles. 

Mills, like Brown, is a Gl Bill of Rights 
freshman, who is a veteran of 33 months 
overseas duty in the Pacific with the Navy. 
Mills, however, unlike Brown, never 
fought in the ring before this year. But he 
fought plenty for Uncle Sam. He was a 
seaman, first class, aboard the U.S.S. West 
Virginia on December 7, 1941, and his 
ship sustained two bomb hits and eight 
torpedoes before going down. Dave didn't 
remember much after that attack. He was 
reported missing in action, but on Christ- 
mas day, 1941, his mother learned that he 
had been removed to an emergency hospi- 
tal and had won the Purple Heart. 

He did some more fighting after that. 
He was transferred from battleships to PT 
boats and in PT-20 he participated in the 
battle of Midway. His next duty was 
aboard a minesweeper and he finally 
wound up on a Navy tug. 
* * * 

Marshall in new job 

Alpheus R. Marshall, professor of labor 
economics, who left the University in 1942 
to become disputes director with the Re- 
gional War Labor Board, recently termi- 
nated, has been named wage stabilization 
director of the Fourth Regional Wage 
Stabilization Board. 





DAVE MILLS 



LOU BROWN 



All-Terp rule of grid tilt in Shanghai 
is too much for scribe to "swallow" 



Col. Joe Burger of the Marine Corps, 
rated one of Maryland's all-time tackles, 
told this one at the recent banquet for the 
Old Line grid squad. 

Back in his early days in the Marines he 
was stationed in Shanghai, China, con- 
sidered a choice foreign assignment be- 
cause of its large American and English 
population, and a place where sports 
thrived, being backed by a civilian organi- 
zation. 

Basketball, boxing and baseball flour- 
ished but only one football game was play- 
ed each year. A really big time was made 
over that lone contest and it was regarded 
as a high honor to be chosen as an official. 

One night the sports editor of the Eng- 
lish newspaper in Shanghai called up the 
then Lieut. Burger and informed him that 
he had been selected to referee the game 
and queried him about his grid past. 

"Where did you play?" the reporter 
asked. "University of Maryland", said 
Burger. "What position did you play?" 
"Right tackle", was the reply. "What 
years did you play?" was the next question 
and Burger answered "from 1921 through 
1924". 

"That's fine", said the reporter. "May- 
be you can teil me something aboutLieut. 
John Hough who will be the umpire?" "I 
guess I can", said Burger, "he played right 
guard alongside me during the years I 
have mentioned". 

"Okay", said the scribe, "do you hap- 
pen to know anything about Lieut. Pat 
Lanigan, who'll be the head linesman?" 




COL. JOE BURGER 

"Sure", popped Burger, "he played right 
end the same seasons". 

"Good-bye", hurriedly said the sports 
editor, "I'll call you up tomorrow when 
you're sober". 

Col. Burger now is military secretary of 
Gen. Alexander A. Vandergrift, com- 
mandant of the Marines, and Hough and 
Lanigan also have reached the grade of 
Colonel. 

All three are products of Washington 
high schools. Burger and Hough were 
graduated from Tech and Lanigan at- 
tended Tech and Business. 



14 



Gen. Markey, once Terp grid player-coach, 
is making Republican Gubernatorial bid 



Brig. ('.en. D. John Markey of Frederick, 
who was player-coach of the Maryland 
Aggies' football teams of '02, '03 and '04, 
has announced his candidacy for the Re- 
publican nomination for Governor. Prim- 
aries will be held June 24. 

Previous to coming to College Park, 
( ien. Markey had attended Western Mary- 
land College. 

Back in 1914, Curley Byrd, in compiling 
a brief history of College Park athletics, 
had this to say: "Continued lack of success 
in football was due more than anything 
else to the fact that the team never had a 
regular coach. A cry was raised to procure 
one and this was done in the fall of 1902. 
John Markey of Frederick took charge and 
signalized his debut by turning out very 
creditable teams." 

Watts, Mayo On Team 

Harry Watts, president of the Stewart 
Construction Co., of New York, was 
Markey 's captain and fullback in 1903 and 
E. C. Mayo, head of the Gorham Manufac- 
turer of Providence, who gave Maryland 
the bronze Terp that sits in front of the 
Coliseum, was the quarterback. Barney 
Cooper, Eastern Shoreman who still is rat- 
ed as one of the two greatest fullbacks ever 
to play for the Old Liners, made his debut 
under Markey in 1904 and continued on 
to star alongside Curley Byrd. (Col. Jack 
McQuade of the Marines, of the famous 
1923 eleven, is the only fellow who kept 
Cooper from being named all-time great- 
est.) 

It might, incidentally, be mentioned 
that Markey was the last paid player to 
perform for the Terps. A policy against 
any such procedure was swept away after 
the 1904 season and went into effect the 
following fall. 

Tells of Grid Activities 

Gen. Markey, in response to a query, 
had this to say about his football: 

"I took some academic work at M.A.C., 
as I did at Western Maryland, as I was a 
graduate of Frederick High in 1899 and 
about the same age as the boys playing on 
the respective football squads. 

"When I came out of the Army at the 
close of the Spanish-American War, where 
1 played on an all-college regimental team 
of the 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry, I 
organized a semi-pro eleven that played 
games in the State and in the 1 ). ("., in the 
season of 1900. I then was assistant coach 
of Western Maryland under Mickey 
Whitehurst, one of the best known ath- 
letes of his time". 




DR. JOHN MARKEY 



But to get back to the more serious 
phases of Gen. Markey's career. It will be 
the first time he ever has sought public 
office. His position in the Maryland 
National Guard, in which he has served 40 
years, prevented it. 

Gen. Markey, enlisting at 1.5, served in 
the Spanish-American War and in World 
Wars I and II. He was returned to an in- 
active status in the fall of 1943, under the 
age-in-grade policy. 

During the Mexican border campaign in 
1916 he commanded the 1st Battalion of 
the 1st Maryland Infantry Regiment. 

In the first World War he organized the 




RALPH SHURE 



Ralph Share, Sam Bogley 
enter political arena 

Two Maryland grads, Ralph G. Shure, 
'.''il, and Samuel E. Bogley, '36, both of the 
Arts and Science College, are seeking 
political jobs in Montgomery County. 
Shure has announced his candidacy for the 
State House of Delegates and Bogley aims 
to be county commissioner. Both are 
Democrats. 

Shure, who later got a law degree at 
Georgetown, was one of Geary Eppley's 
leading middle distance runners while at 
College Park. He recently was placed on 
inactive duty with the Naval Reserve after 
serving 26 months as a lieutenant. 

Shure, who lives in Takoma Park with 
his wife and two children, has been a prac- 
ticing lawyer in the county and state since 
1936. He also has been admitted to prac- 
tice in the Federal District Courts of 
Maryland and the District of Columbia. 
He is extremely active in civic affairs. 

Bogley, who was born in Bethesda and 
still lives there, has been in the real estate 
business for about ten years. He recently 
returned to his business after three and a 
half years in the Coast Guard as lieutenant 
commander. He was active in campus 
affairs while at Maryland and is one of the 
best known horsemen in this section. 



112th Machine Gun Battalion and com- 
manded it through all combat actions of 
the 29th Division. 

Promoted and Awarded DSM 

He was promoted to lieutenant colonel 
in February, 1919, and was awarded the 
Distinguished Service Medal for his ser- 
vices in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. 

After the war he was active in reorgan- 
izing the National Guard, was promoted to 
colonel in 1921 and was given command of 
the 1st Maryland Infantry. He was pro- 
moted to brigadier general in 1937 and 
held this rank in the National Guard until 
inducted into Federal service in February, 
1941. when he accepted a reduction to 
colonel to take his old regiment in World 
War II. 

After a brief assignment at 3rd Corps 
Area Headquarters he was assigned to or- 
ganize and command Camp Pickett, Ya., 
one of the largest in the country, where 
more than 300,000 men were prepared for 
overseas service. 

Gen. Markey is active in civic altairs ol 
his community .md belongs to many or- 
ganizations, including the American Le- 
gion and Rotary ( lub. 



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ALUMNI 

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Campus Footlight Star 

Makes Cinema Debut 




BILL JOHNSON. '36. and Laraine Day in a scene from MGM's new picture, 
"Keep Your Powder Dry." 



Maryland's own BILL JOHNSON, En- 
gineering, '36, recently made his cinema 
debut in Hollywood in MGM's currently 
popular picture, "Keep Your Powder Dry," 
which stars Lana Turner, Susan Peters, 
and Laraine Day. 

Bill got his degree in Engineering but 
soon deserted his intended profession to 
become vocalist with Bert Block's Or- 
chestra. Later, when the orchestra dis- 
banded. Bill was featured with Dinah 
Shore on a weekly network program for 
NBC. It was at this time that he made his 
debut on Broadway in the musical "Two 
*he Show," which was followed by 
", "Banjo Eyes," and "Some- 
«." Bill was spotted by 
l ikcn off to Holly- 



Bill, nicknamed "Bing" by his class- 
mates, confined most of his extra-curric- 
ular activities to music and dramatics. He 
did find time, however, to take part in 
varsity lacrosse and in the interfraternity 
football and basketball leagues. His basic 
dramatic training he received in the Foot- 
light Club under the guidance of the late 
Dr. Charles B. Hale. He was featured in 
numerous dramatic presentations, includ- 
ing "Journey's End" and "The Tav- 
ern." His first campus show was a mu- 
sical — the Kappa Delta Revue of 1934. 

Besides being soloist for the Men's Glee 
Club, he sang several leads for the Opera 
Club. He served on the Student Congress 
and was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma, 
social fraternity, and Alpha Psi Omega, 
honorary dramatic fraternity. 

Terp Boxer Wounded 

PVT. IVAN E. NEDOMATSKY, '37, 
"'623 Tulip Ave., Lansdowne, Md., rated 
? greatest boxer ever developed at the 
ersity of Mankind, was wounded by 
el in the action in Belgium and is 
a hospital in England. 
matsky, a favorite of boxing fans 
Jniversity, won the Southern Con- 
Championship in the 135- and 
and classes three vears in a row. 



ATTENTION ALUMNI! 

As this issue is about to go to press, 
word has been received from the Pres- 
ident of the Alumni Association, R. 
M. Watkins, that a committee has 
been appointed to prepare plans for 
an Alumni Reunion to be held in 
June. Further announcement will be 
made in the next issue. 



Alumni Mailbag 

PEGGY MASLIN WILHELM. '39, 
ARC Clubmobilc Group II, APO 340, 
c/o PM, New York, N. Y. — Just re- 
ceived my February issue of the Alumni! 
News (mail travels slowly over here) and 
thought of some items I might be able to 
add to your news about alumni around the 
globe. 

First of all, I was married on Jan. 16, 
1945, to John R. Wilhelm, U. S. Army 
war correspondent for the Chicago Sun. 
I'm serving here with an American Red 
Cross clubmobilc unit, having been over- 
seas more than a year. We were married in 
Maastcricht, Holland, first American cou- 
ple to be married in Holland since the war. 
I was a member of the Class of '39, and a 
Tri-Delta. Johnny's a University of Min- 
nesota graduate. 

To continue with my family, my broth- 
er, LIEUT. WILLIAM R. MASLIN, JR., 
'42, a Sigma Chi, who is with the Army- 
Air Corps Materiel Command, has re- 
lumed from a winter of special work in 
Alaska. He and his wife, the former DOR- 
OTHY McCALLISTER, '44, also a Tri- 
Delt, have gone back to Dayton, Ohio, 
where he is stationed at Wright Field. 

I've run into a number of Marvlanders 
over here. LIEUT. SAM STEDMAN, 
Class of '39, is in France with an MP 
unit. PETE SNYDER, '37-'40, is with 
the Transportation Corps over here, and 
was recently promoted to the rank of cap- 
tain, the grapevine tells me. MAJ. JOHN 
WOLFE, '38, a Phi Delta Theta, has 
been with General George S. Patton's 
headquarters. When last seen LIEUT- 
COL. ED FLETCHER, '37, having been 
in France, had returned to London to 
serve as an instructor in the American Dis- 
armament School. I saw LIEUT. STAN- 
LEY KUMMER, '39, on a muddy- road 
near the front one day as his infantry reg- 
iment was starting another push. 

As I run across other ex-Marylanders, 
I'll try to drop a card. Incidentally, the 
University of Maryland made Stars and 
Stripes' European edition the other day 
with its new Americanism studies, and also 
with Glenn L. Martin's contribution for 
aeronautical studies. It's quite a thrill to 
see your alma mater in print over here. 



Class '08 Reports 

Much interest has been evinced lately 
by alumni in news of members of their 
own classes. Recently Reuben Brig 
ham. secretary-treasurer of the Class of 
'08, Assistant Director of the United 
States Extension Service, sent us a 
roster of the Class of 1908. This roster 
was submitted to the members of the 
class with the request that any change 
m address be sent to the secretary- 
treasurer. We would also like to know 
if there have been any changes so that 
the alumni records can be brought up 
to date. 

(J. <i BECKER, Bureau of Entomology and 
Plant Quarantine. 209 River St., Ho- 
boken , N . .1 . 

REUBEN BRIGHAM, Ashton. Md. (Sec. 
Treas.). 

L. B. RROVGHTON (deceased I. 

H. C. BYRD, College Park, Md. 

B. R. COOPER, Worton, Md. 
G. C. DAY (deceased). 

J. \V. FIROR. 749 Cobb St.. Athens, Ga. 

MRS. T. P. FREY (nee MISS FLORA 
DARLING), 1425 N. Columbus Ave.. 
Glendale. Calif. 

H. B. HOSHALL, College Park, Md. 

U. W. LONG, Selbyville, Del. (Yice-Pres.). 

S. M. LOYVERY, 1318 Lakeside Ave., Bal- 
timore, Md. 

T. B. MACKALL, Mackall, Md. 

E. I. OSWALD, College Park, Md. 

E. M. PARADIS, 917 Park Ave., Albany, 
N. Y. 

E. M. PLUMACHER (address not known). 
M. C. PLUMACHER (address not known). 
\V. C. REEDER (deceased). 

R. H. RUFFNER, North Carolina State 
College, Raleigh, N. C. 

F. E. RUMIG (deceased). 

J. P. SHAMBERGER (deceased). 

R. L. S1LYESTER, 3140 Klingle Road. 

N.W., Washington, D. C. 
('. SOLARI REVOEDO, Oroya, Peru. 
J. W. SANFORD, Warden, Federal Prison. 

Atlanta, Ga. 
W. A. S. SOMERYILLE, Box 115, Cum 

berland, Md. (President). 
H. W. STINSON (deceased). 

C. W. SYLYESTER, 2811 Mt. Holly St., 
Baltimore, Md. 

W. H. THOMAS, Warrenton, Ya. 

N. L. WARREN, 1110 Eleanor St., Knox 

ville, Tenn. 
C. A. WARTHEN. 3219 17th St., N.E., 

Washington, D. C. 
R. A. WILSON, 1801 North Queens Rd., 

Colonial Yillage, Arlington, Ya. 

(Like lists from other classes would 
be welcomed.) 



University Regent 
Made Bank President 

HARRY H. NUTTLE of Denton, Md., 
Regent of the University of Maryland, 
was elected president of the Peoples Bank 
of Denton, March 20, to succeed the late 
Henry Clay Hobbs. Mr. Nuttle has been 
vice-president for some time. 

Mr. Nuttle is an official of the Ameri 
can Farm Bureau, of Choptank Electric 
Cooperative, and of Southern States Co- 
operative. 



Finds Hitler's 
Treasure Horde 

First American to descend into the salt 
mine where the entire gold reserve of Hit- 
ler's Cerman Reich is believed to be 
buried, was University of Maryland grad- 
uate LIEUT.-COL. WILLIAM RUS- 
SELL. Class of '29. Mechanical Engi- 
neering, now a Military Government officer. 

Colonel Russell received the first hint 
of the hidden gold from a woman in a 
nearby village. After attaining more defi- 
nite information, he sought out Werner 
Viek, Reichsbank adviser. Viek took Rus 
sell into the mine and showed him 645,- 
000,000 reichsmarks in paper money 
stacked near the foot of the elevator shaft, 
and the locked steel door behind which 
the gold bullion was kept. 

A platoon from an American engineer 
battalion under Russell's direction drilled 
a hole in the brick wall, and with a charge 
of T. N. T. cracked the Reichsbank safe. 
Resides the hoard of gold, the mine con- 
tains main- great art treasures. 

Colonel Russell was a 2nd lieutenant in 
the Infantry in the R. O. T. C. while at 
Maryland, and was a member of Kappa 
Alpha. Before the war he was an engineer 
with the Navy Department. His family 
lives at Chevy Chase, Md. 

Rehabilitates Natives 
On Pacific Islands 

Assistant Deputy Military Government 
Officer of the Marianas Islands, LIEUT.- 
COMDR. ALAN B. NEUMANN, U. S. 
N. R., '24, M.S. '32, Engineering, in a 
recent letter to Dean S. S. Steinberg of 
the Engineering College, gives an inter- 
esting account of the problems faced in 
rehousing and rehabilitating the civilian 
groups on the islands. He says in part: 

"Our day begins here at 0530 and mine 
seldom ends until bedtime. . . . 

"Our civilians are all in protective cus- 
tody and are cared for entirely by Mili- 
tary Government. During the invasion all 
the existing industry — largely sugar cane 
growing, sugar mill, saki and whiskey dis- 
tillery — all agriculture, and existing towns 
were completely demolished. Likewise ex- 
isting governmental institutions disap 
peared. . . . 

"They are housed in separate camps, 
segregated by ethnic groups — Japanese, 
Korean, and Chamorro. . . . 

"Most of their food is captured Jap 
military stores, supplemented by fish and 
produce from our Military Government 
farm, worked by Japanese. They live, by and 
large, as well, if not a bit better, than 
under normal lap rule. Feeding is commu 
nal. . . . 




LIEUT. HAROLD P. KLAHOLD, '42 

LIEUT. HAROLD P. KLAHOLD, 

U. S. N. R., '42, Agriculture, left the 
States December, 1944, was stationed for 
a time at Pearl Harbor, later served as Aide 
to Admiral Connely aboard the U. S. S. 
Ca/vcrf, and at present is Fighter Director 
Officer of the San Diego with the third 
fleet in the Pacific. 

That his stay on the San Diego has been 
a busy one is testified to by an account of 
the ship's engagements for the past six 
months which Navy officials prepared for 
the personnel, a copy of which Lieutenant 
Klahold has sent his mother. According to 
this account the San Diego was a part of 
the first task force to strike at Rabaul, the 
Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, Truk, 
the Philippines, and several later strikes 
against Japanese strongholds. Peleliu, An- 
tiaur. Mindanao, Manila. Samar, and Leyte 
arc other actions in which the ship took 
a part. 

The lieutenant's mother lives at College 
Park, and his wife, formerly Alva Lee 
Hollis, lives at Preston, Md., with a 
daughter, Betty Ann, one year, whom the 
father has never seen. 

"Have ,i Japanese police system inside 
the Jap camp that maintains internal law 
and order. . . ." 

Commander Neumann says his youngest 
son is about to become a second lieutenant 
of the Air Corps and that his oldest son 
just joined the service. He mentions having 
seen JERRY GLASS, '24, of Hyattsvillc. 
on his way to the South Pacific. STAN- 
LEY ORR. '24, ECTOR LATHAM, '24. 
and ZEBE (CALEB T.) BAILEY, '23. 
arc all in the South Pacific says Neumann, 
but he has not seen any of them. COL. 
IACK McQUADE, '24', of the Marines, 
however, he has seen several times. 



Maryland Graduates Active on Every Front 



LIEUT. NORMAN M. GLASGOW, 
B.S. '43, Commerce, on completion of 
officer training course in the Quartermaster 
School at Camp Lee, Va., was commis- 
sioned a first lieutenant. Previously Lieu 
tenant Glasgow had served in Brazil, 
Africa, and Ascension Island. The lieuten- 
ant is one of ten brothers, six of whom are 
serving with the Armed Forces in various 
parts of the world. 

CPL. ARTHUR G. PHILLIPS, -43, 
Agriculture, Alpha Lambda Tau, Lonacon- 
ing, Md., has been stationed in England 
since June, 1944. His present address is 
G-2 (E.D.S.) Section, Supreme Head- 
quarters, A.E.F., APO 413, c/o PM, New 
York. 

M/SGT. DAVID F. SHEIBLEY, '40, 
Horticulture, Alpha Gamma Rho, of New- 
port, Pa., is now with the 94th Infantry 
Division which is seeing action in Ger- 
many. Sergeant Shcibley has been in the 
Army since October, 1941, and since Au- 
gust of last year has been in Europe. His 
address now is G-3 Section Hq., 94th Inf. 
Division, APO 94, c/o PM, New York. 

A letter from Mrs. Tracy C. Coleman, 
formerly VIRGINIA IJAMS, '35, Kap- 
pa Kappa Gamma, informs us that her 
husband is now a lieutenant-colonel in 
command of an Engineer Aviation Bat- 
talion in the Marianas. LIEUT.-COL. 
TRACY C. COLEMAN is a member 
of the Class of '35, Engineers. Mrs. Cole- 
man, a daughter, Anne, aged four, and 
Tracy, Jr., who is just seven months old 
and has never seen his father, live at 3201 
Carlisle Ave., Baltimore 16, Md. Mrs. 
Coleman says, "It would be nice to hear 
more about the Class of '35." We agree, 
and hope some of you will take your cue 
from her and let us know where you arc 
and what you are doing. 

LIEUT. J. T. MITCHELL, JR., '43, 
Engineering, has been stationed at Eglin 
Field m Florida since May, 1943. His wife, 
former BETTY FIKE, '43, Home Eco- 
nomics, Gamma Phi Beta, is with her hus- 
band at Shalmar, Florida. 

MAJOR TOM COLEMAN, B.S. '40, 
Engineering, Sigma Phi Sigma, Washing 
ton, D. C, recently left for duty in the 
Pacific. Mrs. Coleman, the former TILLIE 
BOOSE, B.S. '39, Home Economics, Al- 
pha Omicron Pi, and son Tommy, will re- 
turn to Chevy Chase, Md., and make their 
home with Mrs. Coleman's mother for 
the time being. 

LIEUT. HOWARD L. KELLER, B.S. 
'43, Civil Engineering, Kappa Alpha, Bal 
timore, Md., now stationed somewhere in 
France, wrote his wife, the former ANN 
SPEAKF. '40 '43, Alpha Omicron Pi, 




SGT. WALTER A. FURST, JR., '42, 
Commerce. Phi Delta Theta, was re- 
cently home on a 30-day furlough after 
being away from home for three and 
one-half years, three years of which 
were spent in the South Pacific. Sergeant 
Furst's father, Walter A., Sr., was grad- 
uated from the University of Maryland 
in 1912, School of Engineering, and now 
lives at 115 Main Entrance Dr., Mt. 
Lebanon, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 



Luray, Va., that he had met JAY SAUM, 
'43, Kappa Alpha, "over there." 

LIEUT. DANIEL U. BOOTHE, '44, 
Engineering, Greensboro, N. C, Sigma 
Nu, is also somewhere in France, and his 
wife, the former MARIAN BECK, B.S. 
'43, Home Economics, Alpha Omicron 
Pi, is making her home with her parents 
in Washington, D. C. 

MAJOR WILLIAM GANNON, B.S. 
'41, Mechanical Engineering, Keyser, W. 
Va., Alpha Tau Omega, is stationed at 
Mitchell Field in New York. 

CHARLES HARRY, B.S. '43, recently 
promoted to rank of first lieutenant, and 
his wife, the former DORIS HAMP- 
SHIRE, B.S. '42, Towson, Md., arc 
making their home at 904 Brown Ave., 
Columbia, Ga. 

MAJOR ELLIOTT HARWOOD, B.S. 
'40, Baltimore, Theta Chi, received light 
wounds during action in the Philippines, 
according to word received by his wife, 
former EARLA MARSHALL, B.S. '41, 
Home Ec, Alpha Omicron Pi, of Hy- 
attsville, Md. 

CAPT. RICHARD O. WHITE, B.S. 
'34, Entomology, son of T. H. White, 
College Park, Md., was wounded in action 
on Leyte on Christmas Day but was back 
in service in a few days. Dick, who is in 
the infantry, was in the Guam campaign 
before going into Leyte. He has been 



awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze 
Medal. 

LIEUT. EDWIN GUE, U. S. N. R., 
B.S. '31, M.A. '32, Engineering, Phi 
Kappa Phi, Germantown, Md., is serving 
with a detachment in the South Pacific. 

MAJOR JOSEPH S. LANN, B.S. 37, 
Ph.D. '41, Chemistry, 454 Randolph St., 
NAN'., Washington, D. C, is serving as 
Chemical Officer attached to an Air De- 
pot Group somewhere in India. 

LIEUT, MARTHA V. REPP, B.S. 
'42, A. N. C, Nurses School, is in France 
with the 58th General Hospital, APO 350, 
c/o PM, New York. 

LIEUT, (j.g.j RICHARD ARM 
STRONG, '43, Engineering, Sigma Chi, 
Wood Acres, Md., has been home on a 
short leave after 14 months in the South 
Pacific. 

GEORGE LEWIS, '43, Engineering, 
Chevy Chase, Md., HOWARD F. EM- 
RICH, JR., '43, Engineering, Delta Sigma 
Phi, Baltimore, Md., and TOLBERT II. 
KONIGSBERG, '43, Engineering, Tau 
Fpsilon Phi, Washington, D. C, are all 
lieutenants (j.g.) in the Naval Air Corps 
and are all stationed in the same camp on 
Guam in the South Pacific. 

LIEUT, (j.g.) BERNARD S. MEYER, 
U. S. N. R., who has been attached to the 
Navy's Air Group 11 based on a big air- 
craft carrier in the Pacific, has returned 
from a tour of combat duty. The lieuten- 
ant was connected with the torpedo squad- 
ron of the Air Group and served as Air 
Combat Intelligence Officer. 

Lieutenant Meyer's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Benjamin S. Meyer, live in Baltimore, 
as does his wife. He is a graduate of the 
University of Maryland Law School. 

LIEUT. RAYMOND COLBURN, '29, 
Mechanical Engineering, Havre de Grace, 
Md., is with the U. S. Navy and is com- 
manding officer of U. S. S. LST 810, as- 
signed to the Pacific area. 

MARINE LIEUT. MARY IT BOH- 
LIN, B.S. '39, Delta Delta Delta, daugh- 
ter of Mrs. Irene A. Bohlin of 1717 Co- 
lumbia Rd., N.W., Washington, D. C, 
was transferred recently to San Diego, Calif. 

LIEUT. CHESTER W. HITZ, Ph.D. 
'41, Horticulture, is with the Engineering 
Water Supply Co., Germany, with the 9th 
Army. His wife, the former EDITH 
LONG BRECHBILL, B.S. '36, M.S. '40, 
Education, lives at College Park, Md. 

FREDERICK A. JOHNSTON, JR., 
B.S. '38, Botany, Sigma Phi Sigma, on 
Feb. 6 entered U. S. Naval Training Sta- 
tion, Bainbridge, Md., for training. 



Cited for Bravery 

MAJOR WILLIAM II. McMANUS, 
JR.. A.B. '40, staff officer in a B 24 Lib 
crator wing of the 1 5th AAF, was recently 
awarded the Air Medal for "meritorious 
achievement in sustained . . . activity 
against the enemy.'' 

The major was injured by flak over Pi 
ombmo, Italy, last summer and awarded 
the Purple Heart. The wound did not 
prove serious, however, and he was back 
on duty several days later. 

Other decorations he has received in 
elude the African-European Middle East 
theater ribbon with three battle stars, the 
Distinguished Unit Badge with two Oak 
Leaf Clusters, and the American Defense 
ribbon. 

As an undergraduate at the University, 
he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa 
and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities and won 
a varsity letter in track. 

Mr. and Mrs. W'm. H. McManus, Sr., 
the major's parents, live on Glendale Rd., 
Berwyn, Md. 

LIEUT, (j.g.) JAMES G. BUSICK, 
B.S. '33. Theta Chi. Cambridge, Md., 
now Navigation Officer of ARL 36, re- 
ceived a commendation lately for out- 
standing duty as Executive Officer of LST 
243 in the Pacific. 

His citation reads in part: "For excellent 
service in the line of his profession as Ex- 
ecutive Officer of a United States ship 
during the Tarawa. Kwajalein, Guam, 
and Palau operations during 1943 and 
1944." 

Meritorious service in connection with 
military operations against the enemy has 
won a Bronze Star Medal for LIEUT.- 
COL. ROBERT C. HORNE, B.S. '31, 
Engineering, Theta Chi, 3rd U.S.A. West- 
ern Front Headquarters have announced. 




2ND LIEUT. RICHARD I. FLOYD (right) 
receives from his group commander the 
Air Medal for "... meritorious achieve- 
ment" in aerial flight. Floyd, a native of 
Baltimore, Md., was a student of Chem- 
ical Engineering at the University of 
Maryland before he entered the Air 
Corps. He is now navigator aboard an 
AAF B-17 Flying Fortress of the 15th 
Air Force. 



Lieutenant-Colonel Home, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. William B. Home, Somerset, 
Md., was a civil engineer before entering 
the service and is now serving overseas 
with the 1306th Engineer General Service 
Regiment. His wife and daughter, Shirley 
Anne, 3! / 2, live at 5414 Harwood Rd., 
Bcthcsda, Md. 

Recent recipient of the Air Medal and 
Distinguished Flving Cross for his missions 
over the "hump," LIEUT. PHILIP E. 
KURZ, '42, Mechanical Engineering, Sig- 
ma Nu, flight engineer on a B-29 Super- 
fortress, has been based in India the past 
year. 

A brother. SGT. JAMES O. KURZ, 
who attended the School of Engineering of 
the University of Maryland in 1942-43, 
received the Purple Heart last September 
for wounds incurred in action in Ger- 
many where he is serving with 508th Par- 
achute Regiment. He returned to active 
duty in December. 

The Kurz' home address is 213 Willow 
Ave.. Takoma Park, Md. 

MARINE COL. JOHN R. LANI- 
GAN, A.B. '26, Sigma Nu, won the Navy's 
Legion of Merit for his outstanding work 
during the battle of Tinian, one of the 
Marianas Islands, last July. 

Colonel Lanigan is a veteran of cam- 
paigns in Nicaragua and China and in ad- 
dition to the Legion of Merit, holds the 
Purple Heart for wounds received on 
Saipan; the China Service ribbon; Nic- 
araguan Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Ribbon; 
American Defense Ribbon; and the Pres- 
idential Unit Citation Ribbon with Star. 

His wife, Ann, and his sons, John Den- 
nis, Michael Anthony, and Patrick Tim- 
othy, live at 658 Mandalay, Clearwater, 
Ma. 

LIEUT. JOHN K. TATE, B.S. '43, 
Commerce, Middletown, Md., holds the 
Bronze Star Medal as award for distin- 
guished service on the European battle 
front. 



Promoted . . . 

DAVID M. SNYDER, B.S. '43, Sigma 
Alpha Mu, was raised from a second to a 
first lieutenant a short time ago. Lieuten 
ant Snyder, whose home is at 2128 Mt. 
Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md., is now 
with the Fifth Army in Italy as a mortar 
section commander in an infantry regiment. 

EUGENE L. KRESSIN, A.B. '35, of 
Washington, D. C, was recently promoted 
to a lieutenancy in the United States Navy. 
While he is overseas, his wife is making 
her home with her family at 7702 12th 
St.. N.W.. Washington, D. C. 

WARREN L. BAILEY, a graduate of 
the University of Maryland Law School, 
was raised from sergeant to staff sergeant 



Liberator Crew Bails 
Out Over Yugoslavia 




LIEUT. ROBERT K. DE LAWDER, '41- 
'43, Engineering, Liberator co-pilot in 
the 15th Air Force, has returned to his 
base in Italy, after having been forced 
to parachute from his plane over Yugo- 
slavia in a recent bombing mission. 

The crew of the Liberator bailed out 
as they flew over a large valley near 
Vienna after flak had damaged their 
plane to a point where it was beyond 
control. The entire crew was unhurt and 
were taken by natives to a small town 
for shelter. They were fed soup and 
bread. Four days later, having been re- 
moved to another camp, they received 
their first solid food. 

De Lawder left the University to enlist 
in April, 1942. and received his commis- 
sion in February, 1944. He has been over- 
seas since June and holds the Air Medal 
with clusters. 

at Third Service Command Headquarters 
where he is assigned to duty at the armed 
forces induction station, Fifth Regiment 
Armory. His home is at 859 Park Ave., 
Baltimore. 

CATHERINE E. GILLELAND, B.S. 
'41, Alpha Delta sorority, now serving 
overseas with the Women's Army Corps, 
has been promoted to a first lieutenancy. 
Lieutenant Gilleland entered the Army 
in 1942 and has been overseas nearly two 
months. Her assignment is that of As- 
sistant Air Priority Officer at Headquarters 
of the Africa-Middle East Theater 
(AMET), which extends over an area 
greater than that of the continental United 
States. Lieutenant Gilleland formerly lived 
at Chevy Chase, Md., but her home is now 
at Kirkwood, Mo. 

LEON R. YOURTEE, JR., '39, Engi- 
neering, who since 1940 has been in Pan 
ama as chief of the maintenance branch, 
operations section of the Department En- 
gineers, has just been made a major. Ma- 
jor Yourtee is the son of the late Leon 
R. Yourtee, Hagerstown attorney, and be- 
fore beginning active Army duty in 1942 
was an engineer at Brownsville. His wife, 
Claudia, and two sons, Leon and Michael, 
are with the major in the Canal Zone. 



Portrait of Late Dr. Frank G. Bomberger 
Presented to University 




A luncheon held at the University of Maryland March 26. in honor of the memory 
of the late Dr. Frank G. Bomberger. for many years a member of the University 
staff, was the occasion for the presentation of a painted portrait of Dr. Bomberger to 
the educational institution, from which he had graduated in 1894. Shown here viewing 
the portrait are. left to right: Dr. H. C. Byrd. president of the University of Mary- 
land; Mrs. Bomberger of College Park, widow; J. M. Swartz and J. W. Stevens, 
both of Baltimore, donors of the gift to the University. 



Experiment Station 
Director Appointed 

Dr. W. B. Kemp has been appointed 
director of the Maryland Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station by the Board of Regents 
of the University of Maryland, Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, president, has announced. Dr. Kemp 
has served as acting director of the research 
center since 1943. 

A native of Baltimore County, Dr. Kemp 
was graduated from the Franklin High 
School at Reisterstown. He earned his 
bachelor of science degree at the Mary 
land Agricultural College and his doctor- 
ate at American University. He taught 
school a year each at Frederick and Mid 
dletown High Schools and from 1913 to 
1916 was an agronomist at the University 
of West Virginia. From 1917 to 1921, he 
was principal of the Sparks High School. 

He joined the University of Maryland 
staff in 1921, specializing in genetics, sta- 
tistics, and plant breeding. From 1929 to 
1940, he served as head of the genetics and 
statistics department and from 1932 to 
1937 as assistant dean of the College of 
Agriculture. In 1940, he was appointed 
head of the agronomy department, a po- 
sition he still holds. 



Degrees Conferred 

Degrees were conferred by Dr. H. C. 
Byrd, President of the University, upon 
48 graduates, including two who received 
Doctor of Philosophy and four who re- 
ceived Masters Degrees, at commencement 
exercises held March 26, at the close of 
the winter quarter. 

The principal address was given by Wen- 
dell E. Dunn, principal of the Forest Park 
High School at Baltimore. Invocation and 
benediction were said by Rev. Nathaniel 
C. Acton, rector of the St. Andrews 
Church, College Park. 

Doctor of Philosophy degrees were re- 
ceived by Albert McLean Mattocks, 
Greensboro, N. C; and Arthur Howard 
Thompson, Duluth, Minn. 

Master of Science degree was received 
by Sylvia Perstein, 1429 Saratoga Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Master of Education degrees were re 
reived by Margaret Mary Collins. 107 
Floral St., N.W., Washington, D. C; 
Lcuis Archer Dickson. Berwyn; and Leslie 
C. Hodges. Warsaw, Va. 



Class Notes 

ROY S. EYRE, 18, as Construction 
Engineer for the Public Buildings Admin 
istration, Federal Works Agency, is su- 
pervising the construction of dormitories 
and other facilities for the U. S. Cadet 
Nurses at Adelphi College, Garden City, 
N. Y. His Garden City address is 1 1 1 Sev- 
enth Street. 

R. K. REMSBURG, B.S., '30, Educa 
tion, of Middletown, Md., having been 
given an honorable discharge from the 
Army, is teaching Vocational Agriculture 
at Thurmont and Enunitsburg High 
Schools. He is also coordinator of the Food 
Production War Training Program for 
Frederick County. 

G. WATSON ALGIRE, A.B. '30, M.S. 
'31, Education, is principal of the Hamp- 
stcad High School at Hampstead, Md., 
1 lis home town. 

BOWEN S. CRANDALL, B.S. '32, 
Agriculture. Chevy Chase. Md., is now 
with the Cooperative Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station in Tingo Maria, Peru. His 
mailing address is Estacion Experimental 
Agricola, Dc Tingo Maria, Peru, S. A., via 
Lima. Peru. 

Mrs. John C. Lang, formerly HELEN 
M. BRADLEY, A.B. '34, as president of 
the Washington Alumnae Association of 
Mortar Board, senior women's honorary 
sorority, presided at breakfast held recently 
at the Broadmoor Hotel, Washington. 
Mrs. Lang is a member of Alpha Lambda 
Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta. 
She was a member of the championship 
women's intercollegiate rifle team at the 
University. 

HOWARD F. ALLARD, M.A. '37, 
Botany. Arlington, Va., is with the Foreign 
Agricultural Relations Division of United 
States Department of Agriculture in Costa 
Rica and the Dominican Republic doing 
work on rubber. 

RUTH WALTON, B.S. '43, Alpha 
Omicron Pi, daughter of G. P. Walton, 
6318 33rd St., N.W., Washington. D. C, 
has completed training as an airline hos- 
tess for American Airlines and is now 
based at Memphis, Tenn. Her run is be- 
tween Memphis and El Paso and Memphis 
and New York. 

HELEN SHERRY, a graduate of the 
University of Maryland Law School, now 
a noted Baltimore lawyer and a police 
magistrate of that city, has a number of 
firsts to her credit. 

She was the first woman attorney ap- 
pointed to defend a woman in a murder 
trial and win an acquittal; she was the first 
woman lawyer to appear before the Mary- 
land Appellate Court: she was also the 
first woman lawyer to go abroad to handle 
an estate case. 



Reported Missing 

LIEUT. (j.g.) ROBERT W . SEARLS, 
B.S. '42. Mechanical Engineering, Kappa 
Alpha, of SOI Belgian Ave. Baltimore, 
Md.. reported missing while serving on a 
submarine. 

PVT. JOHN II. BENNETT, '44. ,\g 
riculture, Alpha Gamma Rho, son of ). C. 
Bennett, of York, Pa., missing in Gei 
mam . 

PFC. WARREN SMITH, '43, Agri 
culture. Alpha Caninia Rho. \\ oodsboro, 
Md.. missing in Germany, where he was 
serving with the 424th Infantry. 

LIEUT. WILLIS HAROLD YOUNG, 
JR.. '43, Engineering, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Willis Harold Young, 4710 Sheridan 
St.. Riverdalc. Md.. reported lost in action 
in Germany January 13. However, word 
from the flyer's squadron commander to 
the effect that his plane was under control 
when last seen after dropping out of for 
mation. gives hope that he is safe. 



Wounded 



CAPT. CHARLES M. ZULICK, U S. 
M. C. R.. "3", wounded on Iwo lima. Feb 
ruary 24, is hospitalized somewhere in the 
Pacific. Sent overseas in January, 1944. 
Captain Zulick fought with the 4th Marine 
Division on the Marshall Islands, Saipan. 
Tinian, and Iwo. 

The captain is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Martin Zuhck, Houtzdale. Pa., and before 
going into the Army was employed with 
the U. S. Department of Agriculture. I lis 
wife, the former LESLIE ENGLISH. '35 
'36, lives in Salisbury. Md.. with her two 
children. 

Serious wounds received in Belgium on 
Christmas Day has caused LIEUT. ROi 
SKIPTON, B.S. '42? a paratrooper in the 
Eighty-second Airborne Division to be 
brought to the Valley Eorge. Pa., general 
hospital for treatment. 

Skipton made the landings in Nijmegan, 
Holland, with the Eighty-second last Sep 
tember. He wears the Presidential Cita- 
tion ribbon with cluster and the Purple 
Heart with cluster. 

His father is Major Roy E. Skipton of 
the Pacific Army Air Force Intelligence. 
His mother lives at 3103 Shepherd St.. 
Mt. Rainier, Md. 

LIEUT. WM. M. COLDENZW EIG. 
B.S. '43, Commerce, Phi Alpha, son of Ja- 
kob Goldenzweig. of 4^3 Tennessee Ave.. 
N.E., Washington, D. C, was shot through 
the shoulder during action in Germain 
February 19. Lieutenant Goldenzweig en- 
tered the service in July, 1943, and went 
overseas nine months ago. 



Honor Roll 



CAPT. WM. P. COLE. III. '40, son 
of Judge William P. Cole. Jr., of the 
United States Customs Court and chair 
man of the Board of Regents of the Uni- 
versity of Marx land, was killed in France 
last September. He died in combat in the 
\loscllc River sector where his father 
served with the 79th Division in World 
War I. 

Captain Cole. ,-. graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland Law School, entered the 
Armv as a private in the 29th Division, 
lie received a commission as second lieu 
tenant in 1941 and went overseas m June. 
1 ( >44, with an armored infantry battalion of 
the Third Army. 

Three days before he was killed, the 
captain was awarded the Bronze Star 
Medal. Citations for his son have been 
received by Judge Cole from the Prcsi 
dent and the Secretary of War. and the 
Purple Heart, awarded posthumously, was 
also sent to the father. 



LIEUT. LAWRENCE MacKENZIE, 

'42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis MacKcn/ic. 
S416 Manchester Rd.. Silver Spring. Md.. 
has been reported killed in the action in 
northern Italy. February 21. He was vice- 
president of the Student Government while 
at Maryland and m 1942 was listed in the 
Who's Who in American Universities. 
Besides his parents, he is survived by his 
wife, the fornix JANE OYERHOLZER. 
'41 '42, and his 22 -month old twins. Law 
rencc. Jr.. and Carol Ann. 



PVT. KENNETH E. LOSS. '43, En- 
gineering, Delta Sigma Phi. was killed in 
action in Northeastern France on October 
2. 1944. He was originally reported miss 
ing as of that date but a later report re- 
lated that he was killed in action in ground 
combat as his unit advanced against the 
enemy. 

Kenneth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ceorgc 
E. Loss. Sr.. live at Relay, Md. He was a 
member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. 



2ND LIEUT. FRED P. TIMMER- 

\l \V '41 '44 son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Timmerman, Sr., Emmitsburg, Md. was 
reported killed in France February 26. 
Lieutenant Timmerman had been in the 
service little more than a year and hail 
been overseas for six months. He was 
a high honor student at the University 
and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho. 



Necrology 

DR. EPHRIAM MAYS BREVARD, 

graduate of the University of Maryland 
Medical College, died at his home at 319 
North Monroe Street, Tallahassee. Fla., 
of cerebral hemorrhage. February 26. Dr. 
Brevard had been retired from practice for 
about six years because of ill health. 

Following his graduation from the Uni- 
versity, Dr. Brevard served in the Spanish 
American War as a captain with the North 
Carolina Volunteers. During the first 
World War, he served on the county draft 
board. 

He practiced medicine for a time in 
Charlotte. N. C, and for a time in Talla- 
hassee. Ma., where he was born, April 17. 
1871. He was a grandson of R. K. Call, 
twice territorial governor of Florida before 
the state was admitted to the Union. 



DR. GEORGE OVELTON MON- 
ROE, who since his graduation from the 
University of Maryland Medical School 
practiced medicine in Charles County un- 
til a few weeks ago. died at his home in 
Waldorf on March 8. 

Dr. Monroe was a member of the Amer- 
ican Medical Association, the Medical and 
Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Mary- 
land and the Charles County Medical So- 
ciety, and was for many years Health Offi- 
cer of liis county. He was Vice-President 
and Director of the Southern Maryland 
National Bank of La Plata. 



Vol. W'l 



No. i: 



May, 1945 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, 18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 

W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 



The Alumni News 



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ALUMNI 

NEWS 




Bernie (//man commands 
Army Depot in Manila 

Capt. Bernard (Bernie) Ulman, popular 

three-letter Maryland athlete who was 
graduated in February, '43, and who went 
into the armed forces that same month, 
now is serving as Depot Commander of 
the Army Exchange Service in Manila. 

Capt. Ulman received his commission at 
Fort Benning, Ga., on May 26, 1943, and 
has been overseas since March 25, 1945. 

Bernie, who earned his B.S. degree in 
accounting in the College of Commerce, 
was a highly valuable performer as a foot- 
ball back, a lacrosse midfielder and a 
basketball player. He was a KA. 

His wife, Martitia, and young daughtei > 
Adne, live at 1706 Lakeside Avenue in 
Baltimore. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Bernard Ulman, also live in Baltimore at 
3633 Springdale Avenue. 

* * * 

David Kelly has decided 
to remain in service 

Capt. David C. Kelly, Jr., '41, Agricul- 
ture, whose home is in Brooklyn, X. Y., 
chipped in with $2 for his Alumni News 
and gave some brief information about 
himself. Here is what he wrote: 

"I was in Tunisia and Italy with the 1st 
Infantry Division. While most of the 
officers and men in the Army are getting 
out, I plan to stay in the service. Good 
luck to you and the Alumni News. I 
enjoy every copy." 

He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha- 
His present address is 108 South Glen- 
wood Boulevard, Tyler, Texas. 

* * * 

Austin La Mar is field 
director for Red Cross 

Austin LaMar <>t Sandy Spring, who got 
his M.A. degree in 1931, has been promot- 
ed to the position of Field Director for the 
American Red Cross and assigned to 
Boiling Field, D.C. His background in- 
cludes almost 20 years of educational 
work in Washington's school system. 
Teacher, Principal and lastly, Junior High 
School Coordinator, since 1924, he took 
aleave of absence in 1942 to spend two 
years overseas with the Red Cross. In 
June of 1945 he was assigned as Assistant 
Field Director at the Washington District 
Office, a position he held until his promo- 
tion. 

LaMar came to Maryland after getting 
his B.S. .it Hopkins. Ik- i^ married to the 
former Virginia McKee and they have a 
1 2-year-old son. 




WHITEY MILLER 

Miller and Hughes join 
in automobile business 

Vernon II. (Whiter) Miller, who served 
as Marine Lieutenant, and Fred J. Huges, 
Jr., who rose to a major in the Army, both 
of whom received high decorations, have 
gone into the automobile business in Rock- 
ville. Miller married Hughes' sister, Doris, 
and they have a young daughter who 
was born while he was on foreign duty. 
They represent the new Kaiser-Frazier or- 
ganization. 

A story about Hughes, who was gradu- 
ated in '40, appeared in the October 
Alumni .Yews. Miller, who got his degree 
in '42, was awarded the Navy Cross for 
heroic action at Guam Beachhead on July 
22, 1944, where he organized and led a 
counterattack against the Japanese which 
ejected or killed the enemy force. Lieut. 
Miller personally destroyed two machine 
guns and killed at least eleven enemy with 
grenades and ritle fire. He later served 
with distinction on Okinawa. 

While at Maryland, Whitey was an .ice 
quarterback and also played some telling 
football as a ball toter. 

Whitey has been a frequent visitor to 
College Park recently, especially on Satur- 
day when there was a track meet. 



Dot Fell is teaching 

Dorothy Fell, Home Economics, 16, is 

on the teaching staff at Rising Sun High 
School. 



Tomlinson is completing 
fourth year in Far East 

Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Tomlinson, Jr.. a 
graduate of the Medical School, last of a 
15-man American Medical Mission of the 
United States Public Health Service offi- 
cers, soon will complete his fourth year of 
duty in the Far Fast. He is stationed at 
New Delhi, India. 

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. 
Tomlinson of Thomasville, N. t\, he was 
graduated from North Carolina U. before 
entering Maryland. He was commissioned 
in the Public Health Service in 1934, and is 
a member of the American Medical Associ- 
ation, the Association of Military Sur- 
geons, Theta Kappa Psi and a fellow of the 
American College of Physicians. 

Detailed to the War Department for 
duty with the Army after the Japanese 
invasion of Burma in 1942, Tomlinson now 
is executive officer to the Theater Surgeon 
of the India-Burma Theater. 

He was awarded the Legion of Merit for 
his outstanding service there and was cited 
for contributing to the hospitalization pro- 
gram and all other medical planning in the 
Theater. 

Task of the American mission was to 
supervise medical care, malaria control, 
and sanitation in the coolie camps of 
250,000 Chinese laborers working on the 
projected Yunan-Burma Railway. The 
railway was sponsored by the Chinese 
Government to increase the flow of goods 
from Burma to Free China, and comple- 
ment the Burma road supply-line. 

"Japanese detachments were reported 
within seven miles of our headquarters at 
Lashio when we fled up the Burma road 
towards Kunming," Tomlinson said. He 
was then assigned to Gen. Joseph Stilwell's 
American Mission to China. 

Later in 1942 Tomlinson spent four 
months on a survey of sanitation and 
malaria control at Army posts in the Mid- 
dle-Fast area. He is entitled to wear both 
the Furopean and Asiatic-Pacific Theater 
ribbon, with battle stars for the 1942 
Burma campaign, and India-Burma cam- 
paign of 1944 on the latter. 



Ruth Meehan is serving 
as clerk for Red Cross 

Ruth L. Meehan of Washington, '43, 
Home Economics, is serving as a Red 
Cross clerk in the South Pacific area. 
Prior to her Red Cross appointment, Ruth 
was employed by the Office of Strategic 
Services in Caserta, Italy. 

She was graduated from I umi.u ulal.l 

Seminary in Washington before entering 
Maryland. 



Wind tunnel rates 
with Nation's best 

Work has been started on the SSOO.OOO 
wind tunnel, the first unit of the Glenn I.. 
Martin Aeronautical College. The project 
was approved by the Civilian Production 
Administration. 

Construction is under the direction of 
the Austin Company of Chicago. It is ex- 
pected that the project will take ten 
months for completion. 

One of Many Units 

Plans for the more than a dozen build- 
ings which are yet to be built as part of 
the college will be submitted in six weeks 
by Skid more, Owings, and Merrill, archi- 
tects of Chicago and New York. If these 
are accepted it is hoped construction will 
begin during the summer. 

The tunnel, which will develop air 
speeds as high as 350 m.p.h., is reported to 
be the best and most modern on the East 
Coast, and to excel those now existent on 
other campuses. Power will be supplied by 
a 1700 h.p. electric motor. 

The actual tunnel will be fronted by a 
laboratory building 200 x 40 feet. The 
tunnel itself will be 166x49 feet with a 
throat section S x 1 1 feet allowing for the 
testing of models S feet long with a 10-foot 
wingspread. 

Good Points Combined 

Fashioned after the tunnels of the Cali- 
fornia North American, Consolidated 
Vultee, and Lockheed aircraft plants, it will 
have combined in it the best points of each. 
It will closely resemble that of the North 
American Aviation tunnel at Englewood, 
however. 

Before concrete plans were laid, the 
University together with the Martin Com- 
pany surveyed the other wind tunnel in- 
stallations throughout the country and de- 
cided upon the present type as being most 
modern and most practicable. The tunnel 
will serve as a basis for research in the field 
of aerodynamics as well as for commercial 
testing. 



Plate didn't make it 

Bill Plate, Maryland's clouting and 
smooth fielding first baseman, took to 
the air in a futile attempt to avoid 
being tagged out at home by Bob 
Bregman, Georgetown catcher, in the 
fourth inning of a game at College 
Park on April 27. It was the final out 
of a 5-run rally that started George- 
town on the way toward a 20-1 drub- 
bing, doubtless the worst licking the 
Old Liners ever have handed theHoyas. 
(Picture Courtesy of the Washington 
Star). 



Vol. XVII 



No. L 



h m:, 1946 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 

A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the Universifr of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are S2.00 per year. 



Ronkin given high honor 
by Tau Beta fraternity 

Eddie Ronkin, '.i2 Arts and Sciences, 
and who also did graduate work the next 
year, and who was one of Maryland's 
greatest basket ball and lacrosse players, 
has been made executive secretary of Tau 
Beta. 

While a freshman at Maryland, he made 
his numerals in basket ball, baseball and 
lacrosse and was elected warden of the 
"frosh". After his freshman year baseball 
was dropped from his list and basket ball 
and lacrosse became his sport activities 
from his sophomore year to graduation. 

He was picked for All-Southern Confer- 
ence basket ball team in 1931 when Mary- 
land won the loop title. 

He was a member of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, Vice President of the V.M.C.A., 
Chancellor of Tau Beta and Treasurer of 
the Student Government Association. 

After graduation Ronkin, who came to 
Maryland from Brooklyn, taught in the 
Bayonne (N.J.) school system. Later he 
became a publishing house sales representa- 
tive. The war brought him in as an expe- 
diter for Western Electric, but with its end 
he was in the sales field again for the 
Insuline Corp. of America. In all these 
years of educational and business activities 
his summers were devoted to work in boys' 
summer camps as head councillor. 

Ronkin hit a high spot in his fraternity 
activity when he won the Julius M. Breit- 
enbach Scholarship in 1930. He entered 
the portals of Tau Epsilon Phi at Mary- 
land in 1928. 



Chances for Alumni 
to locate positions 

Geary Eppley, dean of men, recently 
was advised by several concerns that op- 
portunities .ire available for positions in 
scientific research, teaching, chemistry, 
selling and engineering, and more openings, 
of course, are sure to be revealed from time 
to time. 

Thus it would be well for alumni who 
are trying to get located, to get in touch 
with Eppley at College Park or contact the 
head of the department in which they 
majored. This applies to both men and 
women. 

Most of the positions are attractive and 
the salaries as a rule are generous. 

One organization, a milk company, 
stated it had 2, 100 employes and was doing 
a business of $25,000,000 yearly. A 
chemistry concern offered a year's training 
before a junior sales position was assumed. 

A well-known seminar}- advised that it 
was in the field for a good science teacher, 
and an instrustor in chemistry with a pos- 
sible combination of mathematics or 
zoology. They would have to be non- 
resident. 

A laboratory on the Pacific Coast, which 
is developing a comprehensive program in 
research and development in the field of 
atomic energy for peace time possibilities 
as well as war, reported a number of open- 
ings for scientists. 

So your alma mater may be able to put 
you in line for just the job you have been 
looking for. 

* * * 

Fifer honored by Navy 
for war contributions 

William H. Fifer, Engineering '30 B.S. 
and E.E. '34, who is Principal Electrical 
Engineer with the Bureau of Ships of the 
Navy Department in Washington was re- 
cently presented with the United States 
Navy Distinguished Civilian Service A- 
ward. 

The presentation was made by Vice 
Admiral E. L. Cochrane, Chief of the 
Bureau of Ships. This award was pre- 
sented for his work during World War II 
in connection with the design of electrical 
propulsion systems for submarines and 
Naval surface vessels. 

Fifer, who keeps in close touch with the 
doings of his alma mater, is attempting to 
determine the present status of the 12 
electrical engineering graduates of the 
Class of '30, and will make a report on his 
findings just as soon as the work is com- 
pleted. 

He lives at 1323 Ingraham Street in 
Washington. 



Dr. B. S. Griffith, double alumnus, still is practicing in Virginia at 85 



R. S. Griffith, Mel., 1877-1880 (Mary- 
land Agricultural College) and '86 College 
of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore 
(Now the Medical School of the Uni- 
versity), on April 18 celebrated his 85th 
birthday in Waynesboro, Va., where he 
still practices medicine. 

Here is a clipping from a Waynesboro 
paper he sent the Alumni \evvs which tells 
the story about him fully and interestingly: 

"Birthdays come and birthdays go — as 
do people — and Dr. R. S. Griffith, one ol 
Waynesboro's oldest and most popular 
residents has seen quite a few of both in 
the 61 years that he has been practicing 
medicine and in the years of an active, 
healthy life which as of today, April 16, 
number 85. 

Born in Maryland 

"A gentleman of the old school and a 
practicing physician in Basic City and 
Waynesboro since 1891, Dr. Griffith was 
born on this date in 1861 in the southern 
part of Maryland, and it is for the date of 
his birth that his middle name, Sumter, 
was given. 

"To hear the doctor tell it, as he relaxed 
in an easy chair in his home at 556 North 
Delphine Avenue where he has lived since 
March 31, 1892, the Confederate forces 
fired upon the Federal troops at Fort 
Sumter on April 12, the Fort surrendered 
on April 13, but the news took 3 days to 
reach the Anne Arundel County in Mary- 
land where the Griffiths were living. His 
father — Louis Griffith was one of the 
original stockholders. 

Named for Historic Day 

Being a gentleman of the South at 
heart, Dr. Griffith's father was greatly 
exhilarated over the news, only to be told 
by the doctor on the scene to hush up and 
go see his new son who had just come into 
the world. In honor of the glorious day — 
R. Sumter Griffith. 

Still hale and hearty at 85, Dr. Griffith 
is an active booster of the healthy life. He 
claims to have neither touched liquor nor 
tobacco all through his life. To back his 
claim that temperance leads to longevity, 
he cites a Negro man in town, aged 92 who 
puts forth the same boast that he has 
never tasted alcohol. 

Active in civic and fraternal affairs 
since his arrival in what was then Basic 
City and currently engaged in a contest 
for the City Council seat from the East 
Ward, Dr. Griffith on his 85th birthday 
probably is most proud of the four 50-year 
organization pins which he has, all of which 
add to considerably more than his age in 
years. Two come from the railroads which 
cross paths not more than 300 yards from 



his front door, for the venerable doctor has 
been physician for the C&O and the N&W, 
each for over half a century. 

Now rounding out almost 55 years as an 
active Mason, Dr. Griffith wears on his 
watch chain the 50-year Masonic pin pre- 
sented to him in 1941 by then Governor 
James H. Price. The pin carries the seals 
of the Scottish Rite and the Knights Temp- 
lar. Latest "50" badge in the collection is 
the Cdd Fellows pin presented in a cere- 
mony marking the 50th year of the local 
lodge of that organization in December of 
last rear. 



Chemists at University 
perfect malaria drug 

Maryland's chemistry department, led 
by Dr. Nathan L. Drake, perfected the 
new drug which may be the answer to re- 
lapses in malaria. 

Dr. Drake, who said research started last 
June on the new chemical compound at the 
university laboratories, recently explained 
before the Washington section of the 
American Chemical Society that the drug 
— "SN-13,276" — already has had good 
effect in 24 of 25 human subjects. 

The subjects, he added, were prisoners at 
the Illinois State Prison at Joliet, 111., who 
volunteered to act as human guinea pigs. 
None of them has had a relapse, Dr. Drake 
said, some seven months after they were 
infected by the malaria germ and then 
given the new drug as an antidote. 

Field tests now are under way in Pana- 
ma, Dr. Drake said, but it may be two and 
one-half years before medical science is 
fully ready to accept the drug — that being 
the longest period known in which a re- 
lapse may occur. 

The drug, the announcement of which 
originally was made a couple of months ago 
before the convention of the American 
Chemical Society in Atlantic City, was de- 
signed to combat vivax, one of the most 
common forms of malaria. 

Dr. Drake pointed out that he and his 
coworkers merely did the chemistry of the 
drug, that testing all has been done else- 
where. 

Their work was part of a Government- 
sponsored program to combat malaria. 
During the war the armed forces used ata- 
brine and other drugs which "suppressed" 
the dread fever but were not a cure for it. 

"So far as I know," Dr. Drake declared 
' 'SN-13,276' is the only drug clinically 
tested on human beings which apparently 
is effective in the cure of this type of 
malaria without too great danger." 



While the many statistical facts about 
Waynesboro's oldest doctor would fill a 
volume, the fact that he currently is tend- 
ing the fourth generation in two or more 
families in town and that he probably is the 
oldest living medical alumnus of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland stand out, on his 85th 
birthday, above the rest. 

Harking back to the past and his early 
days as a doctor, Dr. Griffith speaks long- 
ingly of the days when he used to ride horse 
back to tend his patients for miles around. 
He claims that he used to go many places 
on a horse that the modern day doctors will 
not go unless they have a car. 

Could Sleep on Horse 

Practiced 27 years on horse back did the 
doctor, and what does he miss most about 
his horse? 

"You could go to sleep on a horse. Go to 
sleep and he would bring you right back 
home. Can't do that in an automobile." 

At one time, the doctor says, he knew 
just about every one in town. 

He is an uncle of Dr. W. Allen Griffith 
of Berwyn who for many years was associ- 
ated with the Universitv. 



Sven Duncan is public 
relations man in Korea 

Lieut. Comdr. Sven S. Duncan, USNRA, 
who got his Master's degree in English at 
University in 1938, presently is attached 
to the Military Government of Korea, as 
chief of the Public Information Office, 
North Kyungsang Province, and Public 
Relations officer for the Provincial Military 
C.overnor. 

His work in that capacity includes ex- 
plaining Military Government, and its 
policies, to the Koreans; winning their sup- 
port and cooperation for these; and keep- 
ing the Military Government advised of 
Korean political movements, and other 
actions. At a daily press conference he dis- 
cusses these problems with representatives 
of all newspapers, and releases Military 
Government information. 

He is also responsible for plans to estab- 
lish a National Museum at Taegu. Objects 
of art recovered from Japanese, as well as 
donations and loans from patriotic Kore- 
ans, will constitute the foundation collec- 
tion. 

He earlier was Education Officer with 
the Military Government in Korea, North 
kyungsang Province; Fisheries Officer with 
the United States Naval Military Govern- 
ment of Saipan; and Security Officer with 
the Military Occupation of Iceland. 



4 



Brothers renew studies 
after Pacific service 

Numbered among the Maryland stu- 
dents are the Miller brothers, Keith High, 
2}, and Philip S., 22, sons of Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred H. Miller of Brookdale Springs Farm 
of Rockville, who only recently got out of 
the armed forces. 

Keith, who was a first lieutenant study- 
ing for a diplomatic career, and expects to 
be transferred to Georgetown where he will 
be under the more direct tutelage of the 
State Department. 

He was the youngest officer to be gradu- 
ated from the Miami O. C. S. at the age 
of 19. 

Phil, predilection for Forestry, the course 
he now is studying. He plans to follow in 
the footsteps of his Dad who is associated 
with the U. S. Forestry Service. He was 
a corporal at the time of his discharge late 
last year. 

Both boys saw action in the Pacific 
theater where they met several times. 
Phil a member of General Wainwright's 
old command, the First Cavalry Division. 
A veteran of the Admiralty, Leyte, and 
Luzon campaigns, Phil was also in the thick 
of the hot fighting in Manila where he 
personally destroyed two pill boxes and 
was wounded. 



Lieut. Col. Cassell now 
is serving on Okinawa 

Lieut. Col. John W. Cassell, former 
ROTC officer at the University, has taken 
command of the 25th Replacement Depot 
on Okinawa. 

Lieut. Col. Cassell, whose home is in 
Roanoke, Ya., was an ROTC instructor at 
College Park from 1942 to 1944. A Na- 
tional Guardsman, he was a member of the 
famous "Richmond Blues." 



Captain Mathias returns 

Capt. Craig P. Mathias, a graduate of 
the Dentistry School and practicing his 
profession in Waynesboro, Pa., before en 
tering the armed forces in 1942, is a re- 
turnee. Attached to the Pacific Air Com- 
mand 22d Replacement Depot at Manila, 
he had been overseas seven months as 
dental surgeon of the 419th Night Fighter 
Squadron, 13th Air Force in the Philip- 
pines. He has rejoined his wife and young 
daughter at Waynesboro. 



When you shed your service clothes for 
civvies, please tell us about it. 




LT. GEN. STYER MAKING PRESENTATION TO BRIG. GEN. SMITH 



Gen. Smith awarded DSO 
for Philippine service 

Brig. Gen. Howard F. Smith, '09 Medi- 
cal School, recently in Manila was pre- 
sented with the Distinguished Service 
Medal, America's third highest decoration. 
The presentation was made by Lieut. Gen. 
W. D. Styer, commanding general of 
Army Forces in the Western Pacific. 

Now serving as Medical Advisor to the 
American High Commissioner and Chief 
Quarantine Officer of the Philippine Is- 
lands, Gen. Smith received the award for 
his outstanding work as Chief Malarialo- 
gist and Head Medical Officer, Phdippine 
Civil Affairs Section in the Pacific Theater. 

Gen. Smith entered the U. S. Public 
Health Service soon after graduation. His 
wife, Mrs. Kathryn C. Smith, is living at 
the Salisbury Hotel in New York City. 



Dr. Ted Arends resumes 
practice in new office 

Dr. Theodore G. (Ted) Arends, Dental 
School Grad, recently out of the service, is 
practicing his new offices in the Lee Jones' 
building at Georgia and Alaska Avenues in 
Silver Spring. He previously was located in 
Bethesda. 

As a major in the Army Dental Corps, 
Ted was with the Eastern Service Com- 
mand, mainly at Courtland, Ala., although 
he spent some time at Maxwell Field. 

He is living at the home of his mother, 
4418 13th Place, N.E., with his wife, 
Louise, and 7-year-old son Frederick. 



Duncan Clark is aiming 
for House of Delegates 

R. Duncan Clark, '29 Arts and Sciences, 
and later graduate of the Harvard Law 
School, is a Republican candidate for the 
House of Delegates from Montgomery 
County. He has been practicing law since 
1933 and has his offices in Bethesda. He is 
a member of the Bar of Maryland, the 
District of Columbia and the United 
States Supreme Court. 

During the war Clark served on active 
duty for four years, nearly three of which 
were spent overseas as a squadron com- 
mander in the Army Air Forces. He served 
in India, Egypt, the Libyan Desert, North 
Africa and Italy and was awarded battle 
stars for the Tunisian, Rome-Arno and 
North Appenines campaigns. He was 
placed on inactive duty as a Major in the 
Air Corps Reserve last December. 

He has been active in the Republican 
party for many years and has headed a 
number of its organizations. Before enter- 
ing service, Clark was active in the Bethes- 
da-Chevy Chase Chapter of the Izaak 
Walton League and was one of the organ- 
izers of the Bethesda Junior Chamber of 
Commerce. 



Old Liner Upshall visits Campus 

W. Harold Upshall, of Vineland, On- 
tario, who got his masters at Maryland in 
1929, recently visited Dr. Lee Schrader 
and others on the campus. Upshall now is 
research chief for the Ontario Horticultural 
Experiment Station. 



News and dues make 
happy combination 

Myrtle J. Killingsvvorth, '43 Home Eco- 
nomics, now is Mrs. Horace L. Layton, her 
father wrote from Atlanta in giving her 
address as Apartment 201, 4320 North 
Henderson Road, Arlington, \'a. She 
came to Maryland from Manhasset, X.Y., 
and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. 



Noted editor asserts Shaughnessy rates No. 1 



Carolyn B. Lowe, '43 Home Economics, 
in sending in her two dollars for the Alumni 
News, revealed that she now is supervisor 
of Home Economics in the Arendtsville 
Vocational High School in Adams County, 
Pennsylvania. In writing from Stewarts- 
town, Pa., she said she was enjoying the 
Alumni News and wanted to be sure that 
she continued to receive it. 



Preston L. Pesch, '03 Engineering, of 
Mitchellville, Md., acknowledging he had 
to admit he couldn't refute the question in 
April issue that "If the Alumni News is 
not worth two bucks, please tell us why/", 
quickly sent his check, saying "It is worth 
much more". He also reported the death 
of John P. Collins, '03 Engineering, but 
gave no details. 



Lynn T. Loomis, Jr., '43 Engineering of 
Mount Ranier, has been with the AAF in 
the Pacific for more than two years, his 
mother, Mrs. Lucile M. Metzerott, wrote 
in sending his Alumni News subscrip- 
tion. She did not give his rank but said 
that he now was in Japan and that she 
was hopeful of having him home in the 
near future. 



Doris McFarland, '42 Home Economics, 
writes in from RFD 2, Cumberland, that 
she has changed her name but not her 
address. She now is Mrs. Charles Kolb. 
She enclosed a check for the Alumni News. 



Three hustling Harrys 

Burton Shipley has three good pitchers 
whose given names are Harry — Right- 
handers Crouthamel and Hughes and 
Southpaw Bonk. Bonk, football fullback, 
came out late but should be a handy man 
to have around next season. 



Hoyert to be around 

Jack Hoyert, ace attack man of the 
lacrosse ten, will be in school next year but 
won't be eligible. He's had his three years 
of varsity action. He'll probably help 
coach. 



There is one man at least who firmly is 
convinced that Clark Shaughnessy, Mary- 
land's football coach, is best extant. He is 
Alfred Smart, editor and owner of Esquire, 
who doesn't mince any words in the fol- 
lowing: 

"Clark Shaughnessy stands today as the 
country's No. 1 football coach not only 
on the basis of what he has accomplished 
with his players, but also on the score that 
he is the only coach in the last decade or 
more who has contributed anything im- 
portant to the science of the game. 

"He was a star, first at tackle and later 
at fullback, in his undergraduate days in 
the old rough and rugged era of football at 
Minnesota. His first coaching found him 
'building up' at Tulane, helping to create 
the present vogue of football in the South 
When he came north to Chicago in 1933, 
he continued to build up, to create. 
Teams Up with Halas 

"Chance led him to his friendship with 
Comdr. George Halas of the Chicago 
Bears. Halas had players and they put 
Shaughnessv's ideas to the test in crucible 
of competition. In a period when defense 
everywhere was accepted as the funda- 
mental of football. Shaughnessy always 
was thoroughly, intensively and dramati- 
cally offense minded. By virtue of his 
move to Stanford, where chance gave him 
four remarkable backs for his style of play, 
he did football a service by shaking it out 
of the doldrums of fixed and worn-out sys- 
tems of attack. 



"To accomplish this he shuttled his 
tackles and ends back and forth along the 
line of scrimmage laterally, and shifted his 
guards sometimes to an unbalanced and 
sometimes to a balanced line. He has 
used two other striking maneuvers: the 
man-in-motion and the quarterback hand- 
ling the ball (T-formation). 

"This maneuvering of the shuttling 
tackles and ends, the shifting guards and 
the man-in-motion forces the defense out 
of a set position. He has added so much 
mobility to the offense that he has im- 
posed the 'war of movement' on the de- 
fense. 

Due Credit as Developer 

"Shaughnessy will be given credit for 
this important step forward in the develop- 
ment in the game. Not only has he in- 
jected maneuverability to the extreme in 
his offense but he has sought through de- 
ceptive ball handling and histrionics to 
so confuse the defense that they cannot 
anticipate the point of attack. 

"I find it most interesting that Shaugh- 
nessy's close analysis of the physics of the 
game, plus his natural instinct to try al- 
ways to do something spectacular (his ob- 
session for moving things), plus the play of 
circumstances upon him, both the lucky 
and apparently unlucky, have combined 
over the years to make him the No. 1 coach 
of the era. Probably from such a career 
and such experienc ■ there is much to be 
learned that applies to life in general as 
well as to football." 



John Siems in Australia 
but wife gives report 

Marjorie Lance Siems. wife of John L. 
Siems, '38 Engineering, under the date of 
April 12, wrote the following interesting 
letter from their home at 2818 Goodwood 
Road, Baltimore, to Bill Cobey: 
Dear Mr. Cobey, 

I am enclosing a check for my husband's 
subscription to the Alumni News. John 
has had very little opportunity to read it 
during the past three years, as he has been 
in the Civil Engineer Corps of the Naval 
Reserve since June of 1943, with the pres- 
ent rank of Lieutenant (j.g.). 

He served in New Guinea and the Phil- 
ippines, then, after a leave and some duty 
in the states last year, was sent out again 
to Australia. He now is in Sydney await- 
ing transportation home. 

John is the proud father of two daught- 
ers, Linda, aged two and a half years, and 
Barbara, who was born just last month. 



Dr. Irvin Haut is named 
Horticultural director 

Dr. Irvin C. Haut, who got his doctor's 
degree at Maryland in 1930, and a staff 
member at the University, has been named 
head of the Department of Horticulture by 
Dr. T. B. Syomas, dean of the College of 
Agriculture. 

Dr. Haut succeeds Dr. Charles H. Ma- 
honey, who has been head of the depart- 
ment since 1940. Dr. Mahoney has accept- 
ed the position of director of rural products 
research for the National Canners' Associ- 
ation in Washington. 

At the same time President Byrd, an- 
nounced that greater emphasis will be 
placed on work in connection with process- 
ing crops, floriculture and ornamental hor- 
ticulture and the large and small fruits. 

A native of Mitchell, S. Dak., Dr. Haut 
majored in horticulture at the University 
of Idaho, from which he was graduated in 
1928. 



Heroism in Italy earns 
Silver Star for Bond 

Maj. William R. (Hill) Bond, '41 Arts 
and Sciences, who now is in Seoul, Korea, 
recently was awarded the Silver Star 
Medal there for extreme heroism with the 
First Ranger Battalion in the Italian cam- 
paign. 

The presentation was made by Brig. 
General Robert O. Shoe, commander of 
the Seventh Infantry Division. The deco- 
ration was made during an impressive 
Army Day ceremony in which Major 
Bond's battalion of the 31st Regiment 
passed in review. 

The stocky major, who was a lacrosse 
star at Maryland, was cited for his part 
with the famous Rangers in its daring at- 
tack on Cisterna De Littoria. After in- 
filtrating five miles through enemy terri- 
tory, Bond exposed himself many times to 
intense enemy fire to visit Ranger gun 
positions and directed their attack. 

He was a law student at the University 
in 1941 when he joined the Army as a 
private. In 1942 he was commissioned a 
second lieutenant and later sailed overseas 
with the Rangers, fighting in the cam- 
paigns of Africa and Sicily before the 
Italian battles. 

At present a battalion commander of 
the 31st "Polar Bear" unit, he expects to 
continue his career in the regular Army. 

He is the son of Mr. Richard Furness 
Bond of Rolling Road, Relay, Md. 

No mention was made that Bill, who 
was captured by the Nazis, along with a 
large number of other Yanks, escaped from 
a German prison camp and made his way 
through Russia back to the United States. 

Bond played on the 193c8, 1939 and 1940 
Old Line stick teams, the last two of which 
were National collegiate champions. He 
was the ace of the game when Maryland 
defeated Navy at Annapolis, 5-2, in 1939 
and was one of the leading 1940 scorers with 
17 goals. Only Al Slesinger, with 23, and 
Jack Mueller, with 19, outscored him. 

* * * 

Capt. Hitch is shifting 
back to civilian life 

Capt. Thomas E. Hitch, '41 Engineer- 
ing, has completed his duties in Overseas 
Supply Division at the San Francisco 
Port of Embarkation and is returning to 
civilian life. 

He served in oversea supply operations 
at both New York and San Francisco ports 
during the war. His home is at 4902 9th 
Street, N.W., Washington. 



Turn reporter and send in items about 
yourself and others. 





BILL BOND 
As he appeared while starring at attack for Maryland in 1938-40. 



Former Maryland student is named 

to important job at Rochester U. 



Dr. George Briggs Collins, who attended 
the Arts and Sciences College at Maryland 
from 1924 to 1927, majoring in biophysics, 
has been selected by the University of 
Rochester as chairman of its Department 
of Physics to direct important postwar 
development in that field. Dr. Collins, on 
leave as professor of physics at Notre 
Dame, was a key leader for five years in 
the National Defense Research Council's 
Radiation Laboratory at Massachusetts 
Tech. 

He will begin his new duties in Sep- 
tember, succeeds Dr. Lee A. Du Bridge, 
head of the department for 12 years, who 
resigned to become president of California 
Institute of Technology. 

After leaving Maryland, Dr. Collins ob- 
tained his doctorate physics in the Gradu- 
ate School of Johns Hopkins in 1931 under 
the so-called "new plan" which obviated 
the degrees of B.S. and M.S. His thesis 
was on the hyperfine structure of iodine. 

Will Head Big Program 

As chairman of the Rochester Physics 
Department, Dr. Collins will head its ex- 
pansion program calling for additions to 
equipment, teaching and research staff. 
Foremost on the list of developments is 
the building of a new cyclotron, or atom- 
smasher, that will produce particles of 100 
million volts, as compared with the Uni- 
versity's present seven-million volt equip- 
ment. Additional apparatus of perhaps 20 
million volts is contemplated for bio- 
physical work in cooperation with the 
School of Medicine and Dentistry, includ- 
ing investigation of the application of 
atomic energy to biology and medicine. 

He has been on leave since 1941 from 
Notre Dame, where he has been a member 
of the faculty since 1933, to serve as 



leader of the magnetron group of the 
Radiation Laboratory. 

Dr. Collins is the author of articles on 
Raman spectra, on nuclear physics, and 
Cerenkov radiation, published in the 
Physical Review, and on absorption spectra 
in far ultraviolet, published in the Review 
of Scientific Instruments. He is editor of 
"Pulsed Generators and Klystrons and 
Microwave Triocles," and editor and con- 
tributing author of "Microwave Magne- 
trons," volumes which will be published in 
about six months. 

Formerly Lived at Lanham 

A Fellow of the American Physical So- 
ciety, he is a member of Sigma Ni, national 
honorary scientific society, and of Phi Beta 
Kappa. 

The son of Mrs. Christine Collins of 
Woodstown, N. J., and the late Guy N. 
Collins, Dr. Collins was born January 3, 
1906, in Washington, D. C, and lived for 
24 years in Lanham, Md. He attended 
Western High in Washington, before enter- 
ing Maryland. 

He was married in 1934 to Elsa Leser, an 
instructor in German at Goucher College. 
They have two children, Peter. 8, and 
Lucv, 3. 



University getting help 
from Housing authority 

Uncle Sam is going to help the Uni- 
versity take care of the heavy flow of GI's 
next fall. Maryland has been allotted 700 
dormitory units and 104 family units by 
the Federal Public Housing Authority. 
This is the largest number allotted in one 
institution in Capitol area. 



Baseball team setting pace in gratifying spring sports campaign 



Maryland's spring sports teams were 
tuning up for the closing events of the 
season when this was written (Sunday, 
May 19) and despite that it was a rebuild- 
ing year they were doing all right, par- 
ticularly Burton Shipley's ball club which 
was setting the pace for the Old Liners. 

Only the lacrosse team, something rare 
in Maryland history, was trailing but 
Coaches Jack Faber and Al Healy just 
lacked the material, greenest during their 
tenure at College Park, but the stickmen 
were doing okay with what assets they 
possessed. They did spring one big upset, 
licking Princeton, 11-10, in overtime for 
the Tigers only defeat in eight games. 
Later Princeton licked favored Hopkins, 
12-8, in Tigertown. 

Third in Title Meet 

Jim Kehoe's trackmen had won three of 
five dual meets and finished third in the 
Southern Conference title games with 26 
points, with Duke, the winner, and North 
Carolina well ahead of the Old Liners — 
with 76 and 57, respectively. 

A tennis team, which was not at first 
contemplated, also was doing itself proud 
(See Spring Sports next page) 



Baseball Scores 

Maryland, 24; King's Point, 4. 

Maryland, 13; King's Point, 9. 

Maryland, 10; Quantico Marines, 9. 

Maryland, 9; Catholic University, 1. 

Maryland, 5; William and Mary, 1. 
(At Williamsburg). 

Maryland, 3; University of Richmond, 
4. (At Richmond). 

Maryland, 0; North Carolina 2. (At 
Chapel Hill). 

Maryland, 4; Duke, 2. (At Durham). 
Maryland, 20; Georgetown, 1. 
Maryland, 10; Marine Corps Institute 
of Washington, 4. 

Maryland, 13; Johns Hopkins, 6. 
Maryland, 22; Catholic University, 0. 
(At Washington). 

Maryland, 3; University of Richmond, 
0. (6 innings). 

Maryland, 2; Duke, 4. (11 innings). 

Four games remained with Virginia 
Tech being the lone home contest and 
King's Point, West Point and Navy being 
visited. 

Two games each with Virginia and 
Washington and Lee (leave and home) 
and one with Virginia Tech at Blacksburg 
were rained out. 




BILL PLATE 
Freshman from Catonsville and outstanding performer for the ball team 
at first base. 



Terp nine was Champion 
of Conference in 1936 

Maryland won its only Southern Con- 
ference baseball championship in 1936 
with a 6-2 record in the loop and had a 
14-6 mark for the season. 

Maryland's two league losses were to 
Richmond U. victories being scored V.M.I, 
twice, Duke, Washington and Lee, William 
and Mary and North Carolina. Rain pre- 
vented other circuit games. 

Charley Keller and Bill Guckeyson were 
the cannonaders of that outfit. Both 
Army and Navy were trimmed that 
season, Keller leading the attack at both 
places. He got a homer, fouled and two 
singles at West Point. 

* * * 

Keller haunts Plate 

Bill Plate's .541 batting average is the 
biggest at Maryland in years, but he 
can't afford to slump or he'll fall below 
Charley Keller's 2-year mark. Charley 
hit .500 in 1935 and .498 in 1936. 



Tennis Matches 

Maryland, 4; University of Richmond, 1. 
(Halted by rain). 

Maryland, 6; King's Point, 3. 

Maryland, 9; Washington and Lee, 0. 
(At Lexington). 

Maryland, 3; Virginia, 6. (At Charlottes- 
ville). 

Maryland, 4; Georgetown, 5. (At Wash- 
ington). 

Maryland, 8; Western Maryland, 1. 
(At Westminster). 

Matches with Georgetown and Cherry 
Point Marines, both at College Park, re- 
mained on the list. Meetings with Virginia 
and Bainbridge Xaval Center, both at 

home, were rained out. 

* * * 

Evans plans to return 

"Snuffy" Evans, who was a fleet and 
hard hitting outfielder before the war, 
is getting out of the service and plans to 
return to school next fall. He has two more 



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Classic at Lacrosse 
is being resumed 

Jack Faber, Maryland roach, has joined 
with Head Coach Dinty Moore, of Navy 
and Avery Blake of Swarthmore in tutor- 
ing the South team for the lacrosse classic 
with the North, which is being revived at 
Homewood Field in Baltimore on Friday 
night, June 8, after a wartime lapse. 

It will be the rubber game of the stirring 
series, as each has won two of the past 
four contests, all of them battles from start 
to finish. 

Maryland doubtless will have at least 
four players on the South squad with 
Bob Fetters, close defense, and Jack 
Hoyert, close attack, being almost certain 
choices. Another Terp who probably will 
be picked is rookie goalie, Tom Hoffecker, 
who has played a wonderful all-around 
game back of a vulnerable defense. 

Glenn (Nick) Thiel, Penn State coach 
for 12 years, is handling the North squad 
and is being aided by Ned Harkness of 
Rensselaer Poly, Leon Miller of the City 
College of New York and Roy Simmons of 
Syracuse. Harkness's team sprang the 
upset of the season in licking the invading 
Duke ten, 12-5. Lacrosse fans at first 
thought the newspapers had ' made an 
error and reversed the score. 

Navy, which battled Army at West 
Point May 25 in a title-bearing game, and 
Hopkins will have a number of players on 
the South squad, and West Point should 
contribute heavilv to the North outfit. 





ED MATTHEWS 
He won Southern Conference 440- 
yard crown at Chapel Hill on May 18 
in the fast time of .49.6. 



Spring sports teams 

by staying on the right side of the ledger, 
while a more or less "mysterious" golf 
outfit has finished second in a couple ot 
tourneys, the Maryland Intercollegiates, 
won by Navy, and the Western Maryland 
College invitation affair, taken by the 
hosts. We'll have to find out more about 
the linksmen and give you the lowdown on 
them. 

Here is how the Maryland Teams stood 
as of May IS, inclusive: 

Team Won Lost Pet. 

Baseball II 3 .786 

Tennis 4 2 .667 

Track (dual meets'! . . 3 2 .600 

Lacrosse 2 4 .333 

Totals 20 11 .645 

Bill Plate, first sacker from Catonsville, 
hitting .541 for 14 games; Harry Crout- 
hamel, little righthand pitcher, who had 



doing okay 



won five of six tilts; Don Gleasner, a 
heads-up catcher, and Danny Boothe, 
veteran centerfielder, were leaders of the 
ball team which really is uncertain in only 
a couple of positions. 

Ed Matthews, top scorer of the track 
team, was the only winner in the Southern 
Conference meet, springing a big surprise 
when he beat out the favored Jim Neigh- 
borgall of Duke in the fast time of .49.6. 
Tom Devlin was second to the same runner 
in the 880 and the Old Line relay four also 
was runner-up to the Blue Devils for the 
next best placings. 

This will give you an idea of the how the 
Terps were doing but a complete roundup 
of the athletic season will be given in the 
July issue when yours truly will complete 
his sentence as acting editor. 

W.H.H. 



Track Results 

Maryland, 115; American University, 
l ); Loyola College, 4. 

Maryland, 95; William and Mary, 31. 

Maryland. 6X> 2 ; Virginia Military Insti- 
tute, 57}4. 

Maryland, 39J^; Penn Mate, 65; Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, 49 J ■>■ (At State 
College). 

Maryland, 28; Navy, 120: Villanova, 5. 
(At Annapolis). 

Maryland, 26; Duke, 76; North Caro- 
lina, 57; Virginia Military Institute. 20; 
South Carolina, \9}4: William and Mary, 
15; North Carolina State, 2H: Clemson, 2. 
(Southern Conference meet at Chapel 
Hill). 

Maryland was to close its season by 
taking part in IC-4A games at Annapolis 
on Mav 25. 



Lacrosse Games 

Maryland, 17; Loyola College of Balti- 
more, 3. 

Maryland, 3; Mount Washington Club, 
S. 

Maryland, 4; Duke, 12. 

Maryland, 5; Army 11. (At West Point). 

Maryland, 11; Princeton, 10. (Fxtra 
period). 

Maryland. 4; Navy, 11. i At Annapolis). 

Maryland was to meet Johns Hopkins, 
its ancient rival, in Baltimore on May 25, 
and the Old Liners were underdogs. 
Whichever team was the victor took the 
lead in long series, as they stood 1 1-all in 
regular season games and 15-all including 
four other times they have met. These 
included two Olympic playoffs which 
Hopkins won and two Summer League 
games which Maryland annexed. 



Terps shelve Nemetz 

Lacrosse must be rougher than football. 
Al Nemetz, all-America tackle at Army, 
got by all right in the grid campaign, but 
suffered a broken collarbone in the stick 
tilt with Maryland at West Point on May 
4. That will keep him out of the North- 
South classic. 



Turyn is versatile 

Vic Turyn, ace quarterback and bas» 
keter, probably will earn an outfield job on 
the nine next year if he can get away from 
spring grid drills in time. He was out for a 
while late this spring but others had gained 
precedence over him. 



Orange Blossom Procession 



Two popular Maryland grads were 
united on May 4 when Barbara Lee Crane, 
'45 Arts and Sciences, of Washington and 
Harry lack Mier, Jr., '43 Education, of 
Uniontown, Pa., were married at Walter 
Reed Chapel. There were a number of 
other Old Liners in the wedding party. 

Barbara was a Tri-Delt and Jack (or 
Monk as he was called around the campus) 
was a member of Phi Delta Theta. 

Jack was an ace football halfback and 
did some track work, his last year on the 
grid being with Clark Shaughnessy's 1942 
eleven. He went into the service in 1943, 
became a lieutenant and served with dis- 
tinction overseas. 

He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze 
Star, the Purple Heart with two clusters, 
four campaign stars and two Presidential 
Unit citations for action against the Nazis 
and later served in the Army of Occupation 
in Germany before coming home several 
months ago. 

Barbara and Jack, after a honeymoon, 
took up their home in Luiontown where 
he is in business. 



Charleene Smith of Washington, a 
former Maryland student, was married on 
April 20 to Thomas J. Bassett of Arlington, 
Ya., who shortly before had returned from 
South Africa where he was with the Mer- 
chant Marine. He had been relieved from 
duty after more than two years of service. 
Mrs. Bassett was employed by the Na- 
tional Geographic Society. 



Eleen Cornelia Notz, '43 Home Eco- 
nomics, and Robert Schaaf Mosser of 
Baltimore, who also attended the Uni- 
versity, were married recently in Washing- 
ton, the bride's home city. Mosser, who 
previously had been discharged from the 
Army, now- is continuing his medical 
studies. 



Barbara Anrita Faulkner, '46 Home 
Economics, of Washington and Robert J. 
O'Neill of Chevy Chase were married on 
May 25. Barbara is a Kappa Delta. Her 
husband is attending George Washington 
Premedical School and is a member of 
Theta Delta Tau. He recently returned 
to civilian life after five years in the Navy, 
two of which were spent in the South 
Pacific. 



Two more Maryland U. graduates 
joined hands on June 1 when Betty Lou 
Reid, '46 Home Economics, of Washington 
and Wendell E. Shawn, Jr., '44 Business 
Administration, of Stevensville, Md., were 
married. Betty Lou was an Alpha Ni 
Delta and Wendell belonged to Sigma 



Alpha Epsilon and Pi Delta Epsilon, 
journalistic fraternity. He got home only 
a short time ago after 18 months of service 
in the European Theater. 



Maj. Leo J. Sklar, premedical '37, who 
was graduated from Georgetown Medical 
School in '41, recently was married to 
Rita Lee Brubeir at Far Rockaway, L. 1. 
Dr. Sklar was released from the Army last 
February after 3 x /i years of service. He 
was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for 
heroic work on Leyte and Okinawa. He 
now is a resident in internal medecine at 
Queens General Hospital at Jamaica, L. I. 
His bride is a senior in social work at 
New York U. During the war she worked 
for AWVS and was a nurse's aide. 



Lieut. William Carter Pennington. '42 
Commerce, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Lee Roberts Pennington, live in Chevy 
Chase was married last month to Ensign 
Marcia Moss Lewis, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George Campbell Lewis of Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. Lieut. Pennington is a member 
of the Sons of the American Revolution and 
his bride, a graduate of the University of 
Pennsylvania, is a member of the Philadel- 
phia chapter of the NSDAR and of the 
Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial 
Dames of America. They now are living at 
the Ontario Apartments in Washington. 



Arthur Quincy Tool, Jr., '41 Arts and 
Sciences, was married last month to Mary 
Jane Clements, a graduate of the Stewart 
School of Costume Design and Fashion 
Illustration. She is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Clarence Joseph Clements of 
Silver Spring and he is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. A. Tool of Takoma Park. He is em- 
ployed at the Naval Research Laboratory. 



Wilhemina Yirginia Schmidt, '41 Edu- 
cation, and Maj. Norman Albert Miller, 
Jr., U. S. Marine Corps, '41 Agriculture, 
were married on May 15 in St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church in Hyattsville. She is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Hermann Schmidt of Maryland Park and 
his parents live in Hyattsville. 

His bride, who was a Tri-Delt, recently 
was discharged from the Army after serv- 
ing in the Signal Corps and Army Medical 
Corps. She was commissioned as a second 
lieutenant in the Physical Therapy School 
at Walter Reed Hospital. 

Maj. Miller ( Reds to everyone at Mary- 
land), recently returned from 40 months of 



Engagements 

Announcement of her engagement to 
Jay Merritt Mount has been made by 
Mary Bessant Latimer, '42 Home Eco- 
nomics. Both are residents of Washington. 
The wedding will take place in the near 
future. Mary was a member of Phi Mu 
and of Omicron Xu, Home Economics 
honorary fraternity. She now is a chemist 
with the Bureau of Human Nutrition of 
the Department of Agriculture at Belts- 
ville. 

Mount, a graduate of Yirginia Tech in 
1942, was an officer in the Corps of Engi- 
neers in the European Theater. He only 
recently returned and now is on terminal 
leave. His unit was engaged in the con- 
struction of air ports, and received a 
Presidential citation for building the first 
airfield on the Continent. He went in with 
the troops on D-Day, and wears three 
battle stars. Upon his release from the 
Army, he plans to go into some branch of 
the construction field. 

Announcement has been made of the en- 
gagement of Sara Katherine Allen of 
Bridgewater, Va., to Joseph H. White, '40, 
Commerce, whose home is in Cincinnati. 
He is a Phi Delta Theta. 



Blessed Events 

Maj. and Mrs. R. H. Digby have re- 
ported the arrival of Dennis Leslie in their 
Lansing, Mich., home. She was the former 
Dora M. Rowe, '41 Arts and Sciences, of 
Brentwood. Dennis is their second son. 

Joseph Edward Walter, 3d., has arrived 
at the home of Joseph Edward Walter, 2d., 
'34 Education. His wife is the former Ella 
Barkley, Washington College '35. No 
address was given on the announcement, 
but Joe came to College Park from Cam- 
bridge, Md. 



Ludmilla Mary Hamilton arrived recent- 
ly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Hamilton, Jr. Joe got his B.S. in Engi- 
neering in '32 and his M.S. in '33. His 
home then was in Hyattsville, but the an- 
nouncement carried no address. 



service in the South Pacific. He was 
president of the Student Government 
Association at Maryland, head of the 
university chapter of Sigma Chi and 
always smiling and efficient manager of 
the 1939 football team. 

They are making their home in Phila- 
delphia following a short honeymoon. 



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Miller asks judges for boxing bouts; 
Fatalities in ring exceptionally low 



In a memorandum to President Byrd 
and Geary Eppley, athletic director, Col, 
Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller, boxing coach, 
has stressed that hereafter Maryland 
should insist, for its matches at home and 
abroad, on having two judges in addition 
to a referee. This is in accordance with 
NCAA rules and is standard procedure 
wherever boxing takes place. 

"A referee alone is entirely too busy to 
judge correctly," says Miller. "'This year 
Maryland lost to Army and Coast Guard 
Academy, two meets I feel would have 
ended in a draw and a win for Maryland, 
respectively, had judges been employed. 
I don't mind losing them if we lose, hut I 
don't like giving them away by ignoring 
the generally accepted code." 

Miller, in connection with the fatal in- 
jury to Dixie Walker on March 3 after a 
bout at Catholic I"., also pointed out that 
collegiate boxing ranks eighth in percent- 
age of minor injuries and sixth in serious 
hurts. 

Quoting from figures compiled by De- 



Witt Portal, secretary-treasurer of the Na- 
tional Collegiate Boxing Coaches' Asso- 
ciation and mentor at San Jose State 
College, Miller revealed that boxing is 
seventh on Portal's comparative sports in- 
jury list (minor and serious) and ranks be- 
hind football, wrestling, track, soccer, 
basketball and baseball, which lead in that 
order. 

According to Portal's records, football 
is the most dangerous sport with .53 per- 
cent of players sustaining minor injuries 
and .13 percent sustaining serious ones. 
Boxing shows .04 percent of participants 
receiving minor injuries and .01 percent 
being more seriously hurt. 

Following boxing were water polo, swim- 
ming, tennis and golf, the latter getting a 
clean bill of health with no percentage of 
injuries. 

Miller also compiled statistics to show- 
that there had been only three casualties 
in 10 years, 1937 to 1946, inclusive, 
among 44..S00 participants, making the per 
centage of casualties .000007. 



Ball leaves Old Liners 
to Scout for Redskins 

Herman Ball, who came to Maryland in 
the fall of 1943 as line mentor and as a 
member of the physical education staff, is 
leaving the Old Liners June 30 to become a 
fulltime scout for the Washington Red- 
skins. He has been doing Sunday scouting 
for them since 1944. 

Ball, who played for Davis-Elkins, was 
a member of the 1933 team that led the 
Nation in scoring with 345 points. He 
coached at Ridgeley, West \'a. High and 
at Allegany of Cumberland before coming 
to College Park. Tommy Mont, Mary- 
land's quarterback on the 1942 Clark 
Shaughnessy eleven, was one of his 
products. 

Mont has another season of football and 
also needs another year of schooling to get 
his degree, so there is a possibility of his 
returning to College Park although was on 
the draft list of the pro New York Foot- 
ball Giants and Washington got him in a 
trade. Mont now is with the Army of 
Occupation in Germany as a lieutenant. 



Spring has brought out the beauty of 
the campus. I'.i\ i( a visit. Commence- 
ment is Saturday, June 8, in Ritchie 
Coliseum. 



Huffington takes berth 
with a big food concern 

Jesse M. Huffington, Agriculture '22, 
who also took graduate work at College 
Park and Clemson, has assumed charge 
of production for the Chef-Boy-er-dee di- 
vision of American Home Foods. Inc., at 
Milton, Fa. He resigned as extension vege- 
table specialist at Penn State to take the 
new job. He entered the Maryland Ex- 
tension Service in 1924 and went to Perm 
State after serving as county agent of 
Anne Arundel County for three years. 

Huffington is an author and organizer of 
note. 

Besides relinquishing his duties in ex- 
tension. Huffington also ended 4 vears as 
secretary of the Pennsylvania Vegetable 
Growers Association (membership, 2,500). 
His "Vegetable Growers News" attracted 
nation-wide attention, as did the "Tom- 
Tom Tomato Club", which he founded in 
Pennsylvania. He also founded the Penn- 
sylvania Pea Club, serving as its editor. 
He won considerable recognition for his 
method of recording growers' practices and 
summarizing their results for the purpose 
of improving production methods in com- 
mercial vegetables. In his new position, 
I lulling! on plans to si arl a new publication 
stressing educational phases involved in 
growing vegetables for processing. 



Dean Steinberg honored 
by Agricultural Society 

Dean S. S. Steinberg of the College of 
Engineering has been notified by President 
Antonio Vaquer of the Argentine Society of 
Engineers in Buenos Aires of his unani- 
mous election by the Executive Committee 
as an honorary member of that Society. 

This honor was conferred on Dean 
Steinberg "in recognition of his professional 
attainments and his outstanding work in 
promoting closer relations among the 
members of the engineering profession in 
the three Americas." 

During his good-will tour of Latin Amer- 
ica last summer, under the auspices of the 
Department of State, and as the represent- 
ative of the engineering societies in the 
United States, Dean Steinberg was simi- 
larly honored in Ecuador, Uruguay, and 
Mexico. 



Bigger conservation job 
given to Ralph Ruble 

Ralph W. Ruble, B.S. '34 and M.S. '35 
Agriculture, for eight years district conser- 
vationist for the Department of Agricul- 
ture in Kent, Cecil and Queen Anne's 
counties, has been promoted to the 
regional office, Upper Darby, Pa. 

In his new position, Ruble will serve as 
zone conservationist for Pennsylvania, 
New York and New Jersey. 

Ralph, a star pitcher for Burton Shipley 
for three seasons and also an able hitter, 
got his bachelor's degree in agronomy and 
soils and his master's in soils. He is a 
native of Montgomery County and came 
to the University from Poolesville. 

He is the author of "Physical Land Con- 
ditions in the Kent Soil Conservation 
District". Prior to taking the Eastern 
Shore job he held a position with the De- 
partment of Agriculture in Hagerstown. 



Maj. Comodo resuming 
his medical practice 

Maj. Nicholas Comodo, '29, is returning 
to his former practice of medicine and 
surgery in Ludington, Mich., after being 
in the Army Medical Corps since 1942. He 
came to Maryland from Hartford, Conn., 
where his father now lives. He received his 
M.D. and CM. degrees from Queens Uni- 
versity, Ontario, in 1935. 

He entered the service as a captain and 
took part in the Ashitie.-Pacinc-AIeutian 
campaigns, receiving the Bronze .Star ami 
the Arrow Head. He also served in the 
American and European theaters. 



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Ecuadoran envoy, alumnus, addresses grads, gets degree 



An alumnus, Ecudoran Ambassador 
Galo Plaza, who attended the Agricultural 
College from 1926 to 1929, was the princi- 
pal speaker at the commencement exercises 
held in the Armory a' ollege Park on 
June 8. He also was among four men who 
received honorary degrees. Gov. Herbert 
O'Conor extended greetings to the gradu- 
ates and President H. C. Byrd conferred 
the degrees. 

Ambassador Plaza told the graduating 
class of 338 that nations must be willing to 
surrender "an amount of sovereignty in 
favor of the United States" before the 
world will have lasting peace. 

U. S. Must Play Big Role 

He declared that since the atomic bomb 
and long-range weapons of attack have 
wiped out the security this Nation once 
was given by the Atlantic and Pacific 
Oceans, the Monroe Doctrine had to give 
way and the United States has to "play 
the part that destiny has given her as a 
world leader in these troubled times. 

The charter of the United Nations went 
far enough as a first step, the Ambassador 
said, toward laying a groundwork for 
nations to work together and a second 
step should necessarily mean the doing 
away with the right to veto and this in 
itself implies a concession of sovereignty. 
The United Nations would have to ap- 
proach more the conception of a world 
government before it could be effective 
and towards this second step all the na- 
tions of the world and particularly the 
great powers should strive. 

Four Get Honorary Degrees 

Honorary degrees were presented to 
Plaza and J. Owen Knott, judge of the 
second judicial circuit of Maryland since 
1933. They received doctor of laws de- 
grees. Carson P. Frailey, executive vice 
president and secretary of the American 
Drug Manufacturers' Association, and 
Frank L. McCartney, president of the 
Norwich (N. Y.) Pharmaceutical Co., re- 
ceived honorary doctor of science degrees. 

Frailey was chairman of the Drug Re- 
sources Advisory Committee under the 
Army-Navy Munitions Board during the 
war which furnished medical supplies to 
the armed forces. He is a past president of 
the Young Men's Christian Association. 

Honorary certificates of merit in agri- 
culture were awarded Richard B. Darnall, 
Anne Arundel County; George H. Harri- 
son, Worcester County; Howard S. Leaver- 
' ton, Kent County, and John C, Rutledge, 
Harford County. 

One of the honor graduates was the 
Naval Academy's June week "color girl", 



Dorothy Ann Hargrove of New York. She 
led her class in the College of Agriculture. 

Top-ranking graduates in other schools 
were: 

Arts and Sciences, Mabel Sundstrom, 
Riverdale. 

Business Administration, Lucille String- 
er, Washington. 

Education, Jean Sinclair, Glen Cove, 
N. Y. 

Engineering, Bernard Lubarsky, Wash- 
ington. 

Home Economics, Martha Souder, 
Washington. 

Law, Edgar Paul Boyko, Baltimore. 
Schools and Graduates. 

Graduates from each of the schools and 
the faculty member who presented them as 
they received their degrees are: 

Graduate, 12 doctor of philosophy de- 
grees, four master of arts, eight master of 
science and seven master of education by 
Dean C. O. Appleman. 

Agriculture, 14 bachelor of science by 
Assistant Dean H. F. Cotterman. 



Vol. XVII 



July, 1946 



No. 14 



Alumni Association 
University of Maryland 

Founded in 1892 

OFFICERS 

R. M. Watkins, '23, College Park 

President 
A. C. Diggs, '21, Baltimore 

First Vice-President 
T. T. Speer, '18, Baltimore 

Second Vice-President 
W. W. Cobey, '30, College Park 

Secretary 

The Alumni News 
W. H. (Bill) Hottel - Acting Editor 

Maryland Alumni News, issued monthly 
by the University of Maryland Alumni As- 
sociation at College Park, Md., as second- 
class matter under the Act of Congress, 
March 3, 1879. Annual Alumni Association 
dues are $2.00 per year. 



Arts and Science, 77 bachelor of arts and 
27 bachelor of science by Acting Dean 
J. F. Pyle. 

Business Administration, 1 1 bachelor of 
science by Dean Pyle. 

Education, 13 bachelor of arts and 38 
bachelor of science by Acting Dean H. H. 
Brechbill. 

Engineering, 23 bachelor of science by 
Dean S. S. Steinberg. 

Home Economics, 40 bachelor of science 
by Dean M. M. Mount. 

Law, 19 bachelor of laws by Dean Roger 
Howell. 

Pharmacy, 1 1 bachelor of science by 
Dean Andrew G. Dumez. 

Nursing, 34 graduates by Director 
Florence M. Gipe. 

Rev. Nathaniel C. Acton, pastor of St. 
Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park 
gave the invocation and benediction. 



Cornell makes Chandler 
Lathrop Pack professor 

Robert Flint Chandler, who got his 
Ph. D. degree at the University in 1934, 
has been named Charles Lathrop Pack 
Professor of Soils at Cornell. He got his 
B.S. at Maine. 

Dr. Chandler was state horticulturist in 
Maine two years and National Research 
Council Fellow in biological sciences two 
years. 

Author of many publications, particu- 
larly on forest soils, he has made important 
contributions to the knowledge of potas- 
sium requirements of the forage legumes 
grown in New York. 



Picture on Cover 

Gov. Herbert O'Conor presenting hon- 
orary degree of doctor of laws to Senor 
Galo Plaza, Ecuadoran Ambassador and 
a Maryland alumnu, at Commencement 
exercises on June 8 in the Armory at 
College Park, as Dr. H. C. Byrd looks on. 



Co/one/ Miller will edit Alumni News 



New Editor — This is Bill Hottel's last 
issue as acting editor of the Alumni News 
and starting with the August number Col. 
Harvey L. (Heinie) Miller, general pub- 
licity man and boxing coach, will be in 
charge. However, we merely are going 
back to our old job as director of athletic 
publicity, which we gave up after many 
years on January 1, 1943. So like Football 



Coach Clark Shaughnessy, with whom we'll 
be closely associated, we really are doing a 
"comeback". We hope to shake your hand 
at many of Maryland's athletic contests. 
We also urge you to give Col. Miller the 
same fine cooperation you have accorded 
us since we took command last September. 

— W.H.H. 



Lieut. Hill presents diploma to wife as commencement throng cheers 



This dramatic story, taken from the 
Washington Star of June 9, speaks for it- 
self and we would be slapping ourselves on 
the back if we tried to rewrite it: 

From the battlefields of Saipan a wound- 
ed Marine lieutenant yesterday (June 8) 
came to the University of Maryland com- 
mencement exercises to set a precedent. 

"This is the first time, as far as I know," 
Dr. H. C. Byrd, university president ex- 
plained, "that a sophomore has awarded a 
diploma to one of the graduating class." 

The lieutenant was George Hill of Salis- 
bury, Md., whom Dr. Byrd had called to 
the rostrum in the university's big armory 
to present a bachelor of science degree to 
Mrs. Hill, his wife — listed on the university 
rolls as Maryanna Katherine Snyder, her 
maiden name. 

Met As Undergraduates 

They had met when both were under- 
graduates in 1942, and were married last 
February. That year, his sophomore year, 
Hill left to join the Marines, and ultimately 
to win the Purple Heart, the Presidential 
Unit Citation, and two area ribbons. 

Now he is recuperating at the Naval 
Medical Center, Bethesda, from leg 
wounds received in the bloody fighting for 
Saipan. 

"I'm going back to the university this 
fall," Lieut. Hill explained. "I guess I'll be 
a junior now, or maybe even a senior. 
Anyhow my wife sure has got ahead of 
me." 

The former 2d Marine Division officer 
received an ovation from the audience of 
nearly 2,000 persons as he walked up the 
aisle, limping slightly, to take the parch- 
ment scroll from Dr. Byrd and then hand 
it over to his smiling wife. 

Lieut, and Mrs. Hill live in College 
Park. 

Women In Majority 

Mrs. Hill was one of 338 graduates from 
10 schools of the university to receive de- 
grees at the exercises. Women were in the 
majority — about 90 per cent of the class. 

University spokesmen explained that so 
far the institution has not caught up with 
its balance of male and female students, 
weighted so heavily for the latter during 
the wartime draft. 

Only about a score of the men who were 
graduated were service veterans, the ma- 
jority of the vets being underclassmen. 




LIEUT. GEORGE HILL PRESENTING DIPLOMA TO HIS WIFE. 



George played halfback on the 1941 
freshman football team and was with the 
varsity squad in 1942. He is a member of 
KA. 



U. of M. declared leader 
in officers in Marines 

There are more officers in the Marine 
Corps from the University of Maryland 
than from any other institution, including 
the Naval Academy, it recently was stated. 

It would be highly interesting if a com- 
plete list of the Maryland grads in that 
great fighting organization could be com- 
piled. 

Five from the famous 1923 football 
team — Joe Burger, Tony Hough, Jack 
McQuade, Ed Pugh and Pat Lanigan — are 
Marine colonels. Another colonel is Zeke 
Bailey, rated the best center and the 
greatest catcher Maryland ever had. And 
there must be some more of this rank. 

We were reminded of this by seeing 
Marine Capt. Jordan Sexton, '42 Educa- 
tion, all-America lacrosse player, at the 
North-South game in Baltimore. He was 
at Okinawa and other hot spots. 



Brandt out after being 
in Army, Marine officer 

Marshall Brandt of Baltimore, who 
served in both the Army and Marine 
Corps, is out of the service and planning to 
return to his studies at College Park next 
fall. He was an end on Clark Shaughnes- 
sy's 1942 football squad and a high jumper 
and hurdler in track. 

Brandt was a Pfc in the Army from 
June 13, 1943, until March 11, 1944. He 
gained a commission as second lieutenant 
in the Marine Corps on March 13, 1944, 
and was made a first lieutenant on June 30, 
1945. He was discharged in May of this 
year after serving with the 2d Marine 
Division of the 10th Marines in Saipan and 
Nagasaki, Japan. He came home from the 
latter place. 

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton 
Brandt of 304 Gittings Avenue, Baltimore. 



'Absent-minded School Teacher" contributes news and dues 



Cynthis G. Wilmer, '43 Education, 
whom we are sure wrongly calls herself 
"an absent-minded school teacher," wasn't 
too forgetful to send in her two dollars for 
the Alumni Xews. Her letter came from 
Pope's Creek, Md., so she must be teach- 
ing there or thereabout. 

To quote her, "It most certainly is a 
pleasure to get the Alumni News each 
month. I look forward to receiving it, for 
it is truly like having a friendly visit with 
someone who knows all about your friends, 
acquaintances and people you knew only 
by sight when at College Park. Please 
accept my thanks." 

Our felicitations are returned doubly. 



Arthur G. Phillips, '43 Agriculture, 
writing from Lonaconing, Md., to send in 
his check for the Alumni News, revealed 
that he had only recently got back to the 
State? from Germany and "have been 
busy getting settled down to really living 
once again and putting business matters 
in order." 

He said that the Alumni News kept him 
in touch with the University and advised 
him about many of his friends, but "I 
hope to keep a little more up-to-date 
through visits to the campus." 

While in Germany he was with the 
970th Counter-intelligence Corps, but told 
nothing about his previous assignments or 
his rank. 



Helen G. Bondereff, '41 Home Econom- 
ics, reported in sending in her subscription 
that she recently returned home after serv- 
ing as a second lieutenant in the Army 
Nurses Corps. She didn't tell where. 
When she wrote she was expecting to be- 
come a public health nurse with the 
Health Department in Washington. 

She was good enough to say that she was 
enjoying the Alumni News immensely. 

Helen studied at the Yale University 
Nursing School after getting her degree at 
College Park. 



A check from Norman S. Sinclair, '43 
Commerce, came in an envelope that con- 
tained the address of Air Compressor 
Service, Inc., of 1254 Twenty-Third 
Street, N.W., Washington, so we pre- 
sume he is connected with that concern. 
His home is in Washington. 



Dr. George Tartikoff, '35 Arts and 
Sciences, who now is located at 1565 47th 
Street in Brooklyn, N. Y., penned the 
following to Bill Cobey: 

"The Alumni News has been a great 
course of enjoyment and interest to me. 
I am enclosing my check for my present 



dues and would appreciate your letting me 
know if I am in arrears. I have been in the 
Armed Forces for the past four and a half 
years with the 4th Infantry Division as one 
of its medical officers". 

George did not divulge his rank or tell 
where he studied medicine after graduating 
at College Park. He was a member of 
Phi Alpha. 



Among those recently remunerating the 
Alumni News was Dr. John F. Quinn, who 
was graduated from the Medical School in 
1906. He is practicing at 144 Golden Hill 
Street in Bridgeport, Conn., and lives at 
81 Arcadia Avenue in the same citv. 



A letter containing a check for Alumni 
News revealed that Mr. and Mrs. Sterling 
R. Newell are living at 4510 Chesapeake 
Street in Washington. He was in the 
Class of '22 and she, the former Esther 
Williams, was graduated in '24. 



John Boyda, '40 Education, who now is 
located in business in Baltimore, was down 
to a baseball game recently and also 
stopped in the Cashier's Office and gave 
Bill Cobey his two bucks for the Alumni 
News. John, who came to Maryland from 
Iselin, Pa., was a capable football halfback 
and baseball catcher. 




ALMA PREINKERT 



Only small percentage 
of Gl's can be accepted 

Maryland, like all universities, big and 
little, will be jammed next fall, particularly 
with Gl's, but, like all others, it will be 
able to accommodate only a small per- 
centage of those who would like to enroll. 

In fact, the National Education Associ- 
ation's Conference on veterans' education, 
predicted that with present facilities the 
American colleges would be able to accept 
only about 30 percent of their applicants. 

The normal American college quota is 
approximately 1,500,000 students per 
year. 2,000,000 students is the conserva- 
tive estimate for this coming fall, 500,000 
of whom will be veterans. 

It is estimated that by 1950 a normal 
enrollment figure of 3,000,000 will be 
reached. 



Alma Preinkert qualifies 
to be star reporter 

Miss Alma Preinkert, efficient and 
gracious registrar, who has been with the 
University since 1919, should be able to 
get a newspaper job if she ever tires of her 
present position, which is not likely. She 
remarked just the other day how much 
si:e enjoyed the work and the associations 
that it brings her. 

Here are three items she picked up at a 
recent meeting of the Maryland Federation 
of Women's Clubs in Baltimore: 

Allan C. Fisher, '41 Arts and Sciences, 
who toiled with the Baltimore Sun for 
quite some time now is with the Associated 
Press in New York and is living in Darien, 
Conn., with his wife and one child. Allan 
was editor of the Diamondback in 1940-41. 
His home was in Cumberland. 



Nancy R. Troth, '45 Arts and Sciences, 
is research associate on the Compton En- 
cyclopedia and is living in Chicago. Nancy, 
whose home was in Chevy Chase, was an 
AOPI. 



William L. (Bill) Gardner, '39 Arts and 
Sciences and later of the Law School, who 
served as a first lieutenant during the war 
with the Fifth Division of the Marine 
Corps, has teamed up with a fellow by the 
name of Thompson and opened a law 
office in Baltimore. Bill came to Mary- 
land from Jessup. 



Heads Footlight Club 

Jean Roby, who will be a senior in the 
College of Arts and Sciences, has been 
elected president of the Footlight Club for 
1946-47. This is one of the oustanding 
organizations on the campus. She is a 
Tri-Delt. 



Siebeneichen is paid 
tribute on retiring 

Master Sergeant Otto Siebeneichen, U.S. 
Army retired, has retired for the second 
time. This time he has left the University 
where he had served for 19 years as band- 
master and where he gained a place in 
the hearts of the students and faculty mem- 
bers for gracious and efficient services. 

He came to the University in 1927 on a 
special assignment and elected to remain 
after his 30-year retirement from the 
Army. His services included four years in 
the Philippines. 

He was born in Germany and received 
his musical training in clarinet and violin 
in a small town near Leipzig. He arrived 
in the United States in 1899, but his stay 
was short as he joined the American Army 
in 1901 and almost immediately began 
foreign duty in the Philippines. After 
a second tour in the Islands in 1907 he 
was returned to the United States 
permanently. 

As a tribute to his efficiency and faith- 
fulness of his services, the Maryland ROTC 
unit, commanded by Col. Harland Gris- 
wold, held a special parade with him as 
reviewing officer at which time he was 
presented with a handsome army type gold 
wrist watch. 



Lieut. Co/. Minion added 
in ROTC Staff changes 

There have been five changes and re- 
placements in the ROTC staff for the 
1946-47 term. 

Lieut. Col. Edward M. Minion, '36, 
Arts and Sciences, and formerly football 
lineman and defense man in lacrosse, 
already has reported. Minion came to 
Maryland as a student from Newark, N.J. 

Maj. Newton Cox, '40 Engineering, 
former Terp ring ace and baseball first 
sacker, who reported some time ago and 
then left because of illness, will resume 
his duties in fall. Newt is a Baltimorean. 

Another instructor also is expected to 
be added before the fall session starts. 

Otto Siebeneichen, Master Sergeant, 
U. S. Army, (story elsewhere), will be re- 
placed as bandleader by Harold Yeager. 
Besides having charge of the ROTC band, 
Yeager will teach in the Music Depart- 
ment. 

Lieuts. James R. Fronthingham and 
James B. Mahon and Capt. George W. 
Dunlap have been detached from the 
Military Department. 




MASTER SERGEANT OTTO SIEBENEICHEN BEING PRESENTED 

WITH AN ARMY TYPE WRIST WATCH BY GEARY EPPLEY, 

DEAN OF MEN 



Lieut.Gen.Aivin Gillem 
has Berger as his aide 

Lt. Col. Louis W. (Bozie) Berger, '33, 
all-America basketeer and baseball and 
football luminary, is aide to Lieut. Gen. 
Alvin C. Gillem in China. 

Gen Gillem, who was "Major" in those 
days, was head of the Military Department 
at Maryland a little more than 10 years 
ago and had no peer as PMST. 

Berger was one of Maryland's top all- 
around athletes and regarded as a strong 
contender for first place on the list. 

Berger was called in the service early and 
served for lengthy periods at Fort Myer 
and Boiling Field. 



Daisey given promotion 
for service in Austria 

Preston J. Daisey, '43 Education, has 
been promoted (it didn't say towhat grade) 
while serving as a medical NCO with the 
524th Military Police Battalion, a part of 
General Mark W. Clark's United States 
Forces in Austria with headquarters in 
Vienna. 

Assigned overseas in January 1945, he 
served in combat with the 42nd Infantry 
Division. He wears the ETO Ribbon with 
two battle participation stars, the Combat 
Medics Badge, the American Theater 
Ribbon and the Good Conduct and 
Victory Medals. 

He is the son of Archie Daisey of 
Shelbyville, Delaware. 



Henry Clapp Sherman, '93 Engineering 
gains Franklin Medal, classic award 



Dr. Henry Clapp Sherman, '93 Chemical 
Engineering, has been selected as a 1946 
recipient of the Franklin Medal. 

Founded in 1914, the Franklin Medal is 
awarded annually to "those workers in 
physical science or technology, without 
regard to country, whose efforts have 
done most to advance a knowledge of 
physical science or its applications." 

Thomas A. Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, 
Niels Bohr, Orville Wright, Albert Ein- 
stein, Peter Kapitza, William David Cool- 
idge and Harlow Shapley are among the 
former recipients of the medal. 

Dr. Sherman receives the medal "in 
consideration of his many contributions to 
the science of nutrition and especially of 
his many public services, as a result of 
which the general health level of millions 
of human beings all over the world has 
been uplifted." 

Portrait Copied on Medal 

The face of the medal carries a medallion 
of Benjamin Franklin done from the 
Thomas Sully portrait. 

Sir Henry Thomas Tizard, president of 
Magdalen College, Oxford University, also 
received a like award. Dr. Sherman was 
born on a farm at Ash Grove, Ya., in 187.5, 
and after his graduation at the then Mary- 
land Agricultural College became a mem- 
ber of its faculty. Since 1899 he has been 
a member of the department of chemistry 
at Columbia University. He had leaves of 
absence during both World Wars, to serve 
as a member of the American Red Cross 
Mission to Russia in 1917 and as Chief of 
the Bureas of Human Nutrition and 
Home Economics, U. S. Department of 
Agriculture, from April 1, 1943 to June 30, 
1944. 

Has Held Big Jobs 

He also has served as Research Associate 
in the Carnegie Institution in Washington, 
chairman of the Committee on Nutritional 
Problems of the American Public Health 
Association, member of the Food and 
Nutrition Board of the National Research 
Council, and member of the Committee on 
Nutrition and Food Management of the 
Interim Commission of the United Nations 
Food and Agriculture Organization. 

Dr. Sherman is a member of the National 
Academy of Sciences and has served as 
president of the American Society of 
Biological Chemists, president of the Insti- 
tute of Nutrition, and vice-president and 
Nichols medalist of the American Chemical 
Society. He twice has received the honor- 
ary degree of Doctor of Science — from 
Maryland in 1913 and from Columbia in 
1929. 




DR. H. C. SHERMAN 



Dr. Sherman's researches are especiallv 
notable for the degree to which he applied 
the rigid techniques of quantitative chem- 
istry to the problems of nutritional re- 
search. No living man has contributed 
more than he to making the public aware of 
the importance of dietary requisites and 
the means of attaining them. He is the 
author arid co-author of many books that 
have come to be recognized as standard 
sources of information in his field. 

Dr. Sherman took an active part in 
campus life while at College Park. In his 
senior year he was captain of Company A 
and a member of the football squad. He 
attended Maryland for four years, 1889-93. 



Baldwin was a student 
at M.A.C. in 1912-13 

H. Streett Baldwin, farmer-congressman 
who aims to be governor of the State, at- 
tended Maryland Agricultural College 
back in 1912-13. When he had been in 
college only a year and was oniy 19, his 
father was killed in a canning-factory ac- 
cident and he was called home to take over 
the family dairy farm of 275 acres. 



Three Egyptian students 
spice graduate school 

Three representatives of the Egyptian 
government, Salaheldin Tewfik, Hussein 
Hassan, and Hussein El Ibiary, from 
Cairo, are attending the University as 
graduate students in horticulture and 
poultry. 

Salaheldin Tewfik, 5' 11", black haired 
spokesman for the group graduated from 
Feriad, the University in Cairo, the largest 
of Egypt's four universities. In the five 
years since his graduation, Salaheldin 
Tewfik taught entomology at Farouk, the 
First University in Alexandria. 

Tewfik, who chose Maryland over al' 
the universities in the United States, ex- 
plained that his knowledge of the English 
language, which all three speak fluently is 
a result of the educational requirements in 
the Egyptian schools. 

His major is vegetable crops and he 
plans to go to another college for his 
doctor's degree as he "wants to see as 
much of American life as possible." 

Because they wanted to speak English 
rather than their native Arabic, they are 
living with Americans in off -campus houses. 

All their expenses are paid by the 
Egyptian government and in return they 
are expected to work for the government 
after they receive their doctor's degrees. 
During the summer they may stay in 
school or if they prefer they may travel in 
the United States, for the government 
wants them to become familiar with every 
phase of American life. 

* * * 

Four placed into news 
by anonymous reporter 

Here are some appreciated items that 
came to Alumni News anonymously: 

Helen E. Crump, nee England, '42 Arts 
and Sciences, who was from Rockville, has 
announced the birth of a son, Stuart F. 
Crump, Jr. Her husband is a graduate of 
Brown University. They are living at 
Cabin John Gardens near Washington. 

Nancy B. Holland, '43 Home Economics, 
is doing secretarial work for the Kelly 
Springfield Tire Company in her home 
town of Cumberland. 

Adelheid Hermann, '42 Arts and Sciences, 
and Jane Wells, who attended the same 
college during 1941-44, both have secre- 
tarial positions at the University, the 
latter in the Publications Office. Adelheid 
is from Lansdowne and Jane is from 
Washington. 

Nancy, Adelheid and Jane all are 
members of Kappa Delta. 




T. A. HUTTON 



Gen.McKinley in charge 
of Industrial College 

Brig. Gen. Edward B. McKinley, '20 
Agriculture, has been assigned as com- 
mandant of the Army-Navy Industrial 
College and assumed command on July 1 
when the school moved from the Pentagon 
to the old Army War College site. 

He succeeded Brig. Gen. Donald Arm- 
strong who is retiring from the Army after 
heading the school since September, 1944. 

Gen. McKinley was chief of the fiscal 
division in the Office of the Quartermaster 
General during the early part of the war. 
In January, 1945, he was assigned as 
deputy vice president of the Allied Com- 
mission in Italy and last September was 
assigned to headquarters of the Army 
Service Forces. Two months later he was 
named deputy quartermaster general, 
which post he held until June 15. 

"Mac", as Swede Eppley, who was in 
the same boat, referred to him, had his 
education slightly interrupted by World 
War I. He did enough work, however, 
while in the service to make up lost ground 
and got his degree without having to re- 
turn to school. He has remained in the 
Army ever since. 



Mahoney now ensign 

Daniel R. H. Mahoney, who was a stu- 
dent at the University when he enlisted in 
the Navy in 1942, was mong the June 
graduates at the Naval Academy and now 
is an ensign. He came to Maryland from 
Gongaza High School of Washington. 



T. A. Hutton retires 
after long service 

Thomas A. Hutton, popular and efficient 
purchasing agent for the University since 
December, 1919, has gone on the retired 
list. He has been succeeded by Frank H. 
(Old Hap) Haszard, former secretary to 
President Byrd who only recently returned 
to University after a span of work in other 
fields. 

Hutton has had quite a varied career and 
has gone from the East to the Midwest and 
back. He was born in western New York 
State but moved to Lincoln, Nebr., where 
he attended high school and stayed in the 
same spot to get his B. A. degree at Ne- 
braska U. in 1906. 

He was principal of a high school in 
Western Nebraska for two years and fol- 
lowed with four as manager of the Ne- 
braska U. book store. He then moved to 
Black Hills Teachers College at Spearfish, 
South Dak., and taught English for five 
years and also was business manager of 
the same institution for three. 

When Hutton came to College Park, 
Dr. Albert F. Woods was president. At 
that time the attendance was about 350 
students and there were only nine build- 
ings (counting everything with a roof on 
it) on the campus. 

Asked what he was going to do with his 
time, Hutton said. "I plan to travel, have 
a good time and watch the University of 
Maryland continue its great growth." 



Freudenberger directing 
Towson High athletics 

John G. Freudenberger, '39 Education, 
recently came across with two bucks, a lot 
of news and some kind words in a letter to 
Bill Cobey. 

John, who is serving as athletic director 
at Towson High School, made it known 
that he was married to Margaret Johnson, 
a graduate of Towson State Teachers' 
College on November 7, 1941. They live 
at 643 North Bond Road in Catonsville. 
There are no little Freudenbergers. 

His parting paragraph was, "My regards 
to you and Bill Hottel, I often wish I was 
back at the old Phi Sig House. Best wishes 
for continued success of the Alumni News." 

John was one of those Phi Sigs who used 
to trample next door Bill Hottel's back 
lawn with their Softball games. However, 
the Hottels could take it and the dove of 
peace always flew over both premises. For 
John's information, though, the old Phi 
Sig House now is in private ownership and 
the Hottels still have good neighbors, 
although fewer in number. 




FRANK H. HASZARD 



Gen. Robert Young joins 
faculty of staff school 

Brig. Gen. Robert N. Young, '22, who 
had been commander of the Military 
District of Washington since July 15, 1945, 
recently was transferred to the faculty of 
the Army's Command and General Staff 
School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 

He assumed command of the military 
district after combat duty in Europe, where 
he was awarded the Silver Star for direct- 
ing the construction of a foot bridge across 
the Rhine at Mannheim, although severely 
wounded and under heavy fire. 

Gen. Young is a native of Washington 
and attended Tech High School. During 
World War I he saw overseas service as an 
enlisted man, and joined the Regular 
Army a year after graduating with top 
honors from the University. 

He received the Treasury Department's 
Life Saving Medal while on combat 
maneuvers in Puerto Rico in 1922. As a 
second lieutenant in the Reserve, he res- 
cued three men from a river after a vehicle 
in which they were riding ran off a bridge. 

Gen. Young's service in the past war in- 
cluded the campaigns In the Yosges 
Mountains and around Colmar in France, 
when he was assistant commander of the 
3rd Infantry Division. For his leadership 
in the piercing of the Seigfried Line, France 
made him a commander of the Legion of 
Honor and awarded him the Croix de 
Guerre with Palm. 

Bob was president of the Student As- 
sembly in his senior year at Maryland and 
later was a member of the ROTC staff. 



A. L Pouleur, '04, auto pioneer, has varied and eventful career 



A. L. Pouleur, from Windsor, Conn., 
who was graduated from old M.A.C. in 
1904 and who played center on the 1903 
football team, writing to Bill Cobey from 
125 South Orange Grove Avenue, Pasa- 
dena, Calif., is the author of the following 
fascinating letter: 

"It pained me to read about the passing 
of H. C. Whiteford. 1 made his acquaint- 
ance through his brother Dick who was a 
classmate of mine. Turning over a few- 
pages I was glad to read about Coach 
John Markey. (Note — Markey was foot- 
ball coach of the Aggies back in the early 
1900's.) 

"Enclosed please find my check for $5 
to apply on my delinquent dues. You were 
in the habit of sending me a bill but I have 
not received one for a couple of years. I 
now w-ish to give you a change of address 
as Mrs. Pouleur and I have bought a house 
in Pasadena and we are retiring from the 
antique business. 

"We have furnished the props for many 
early pictures such as "Pursuit of Happi- 
ness", "Rulers of the Sea", "High Wide 
and Handsome", "Maid of Salem", "Wells 
Fargo", "Union Pacific", "Drums along 
the Mohawk", "Gone with the Wind", 
"That Evening", "Gorgeous Hussy", 
"Webster and the Daniel", "So Red the 
Rose", "Brigham Young", "Hill Billy", 
"Shepherd of the Hills", "Reap the Wild 
Wind", "The Lady in the Dark", "The 
Great Moment", and "Hiram Maxim the 
Inventor". 

Offers Atomic Structure 

"Would you kindly ask the Chemistry 
Department if it would like to have any 
replacements or additions to the atomic 
structure and molecular models. If so, I 
will be glad to furnish them unless they 
feel the old models are obsolete. 

"During World War I my part was in 
teaching and doing some research in gas 
warfare. In World War II the best I could 
do was in civilian gas war defense for a 
certain zone of Glendale. 

"My best wishes to the great University 
and to any one who might remember me." 



Editors note — Pouleur is a director in 
the Horseless Carriage Club (a new one to 
us), but which undoubtedly is made up of 
pioneers in the auto industry. He enclosed 
a list of members which included Corp. 
Frederick D. Roe of Greensboro, Md., and 
Herbert F. Gunnison, 122 West Franklin 
Street, Baltimore. 

In an article, "Pioneering in Automotive 
Research", in the Horseless Carriage Club 
Magazine, Pouleur gave this interesting 



sketch of his nomadic days before he 
settled in California: 

"In 1905 I was employed as chemist by 
the Henry Mouther Engineering Co. of 
Hartford, Conn. This laboratory was in a 
small building on Capital Avenue across 
the street from the Pope-Hartford factory. 
Here analyses and tests were made of 
metals, alloys, oils and motor fuels. 

"The physical tests were tensile strength, 
elongation, elastic limit and torque of 
steels, crushing of ball bearings, crushing 
and breaking of cast irons and B.T.U.'s of 
motor fuels with their specific gravities. 

"Being spare man for the summer only I 
was put on all of this work while each man 
of the crew of seven went on his vacation. 
This stood me in good stead in what was to 
follow upon my return the following sum- 



New courses "musts" 
for sophs, freshmen 

Maryland is to have another college, it 
has been announced by President Byrd. 

It will be the College of Military Science 
and Physical Education and will be 
opened at College Park this fall with every 
male freshman and sophomore required to 
take a course in it. 

Boxing, wrestling, judo, swimming, 
military drills and competitive intramural 
games all will be compulsory for the 2,500 
men expected to be enrolled in the two 
classes, Dr. Byrd said. Veterans will be ex- 
empted from drills. 

The new college, which offers a major in 
military science and transferable credit for 
veterans' service activity, will be conduct- 
ed in close co-operation with the Reserve 
Officers Training Corps unit. 

Dr. Raymond Burnet, director of phys- 
ical education, who was formerly with the 
health and physical education departments 
of the Baltimore public schools, will direct 
the program. 

Dr. Byrd said that as far as possible the 
physical training staff would be chosen 
from former university athletes and phys- 
ical training graduates who have served in 
similar posts with the armed forces. 

The head coach of each sport will direct 
the training in that sport and competitive 
games will be used to train future physical 
education directors. 

Planned new facilities include swimming 
pools for men and women, a stadium, a 
larger building for indoor sports and an 
addition to the women's field house. 



mer after graduation from college. South- 
er's laboratory became the Mecca for the 
automobile industrv under the name of 
A. L. A. M. 

"Mr. Souther was at that time trying to 
get Midwest auto concerns to install their 
own testing laboratories w : ith advisory ser- 
vice from the headquarters at Hartford. 
Toward the end of July after being back in 
the laboratory a little over a month I was 
detailed to install a laboratory for Olds- 
mobile. On my trip out to Lansing, Mich., 
I had the pleasure of riding in a drawing room 
on the train from Boston to Detroit with 
Hiram Percy Maxim and Souther. "Need- 
less to say, I drank in all the engineering 
discussions that went on. I was given my 
instructions at Detroit and then went on 
alone to Lansing. There I superintended 
the building of a laboratory on the second 
floor of the pattern storehouse which was 
next to the foundry near the railroad. I was 
there 12 weeks equipping the laboratory 
and getting a chemist started. If one corld 
only now go back in the old round barn 
which was out in a field near the testing 
track and rummage again thru the dis- 
carded autos and parts of the early 1900's! 
Some cars were in fine condition but all 
could be had for the price of scrap. 

Finally Turns to Teaching 

"From Lansing I was sent to the Auto 
Car at Ardmore, Pa., and worked with 
engineer Utz. Next I went to Sparrows 
Point to pick up a furnace to be used in 
experiments on introducing vanadium into 
cast iron for auto cylinders at the Ferro 
Foundry Machine Co. of Cleveland. It 
was of great interest when vanadium was 
put into steel as it nearly doubled the 
tensile strength from 120,000-160,000 
pounds per square inch to nearly 300,000; 
and then upon analysis hardly to be able to 
find it. The addition of one percent of 
vanadium would give barely one-tenth per- 
cent and yet the stee! increased in strength. 

"Later I spent a number of weeks at the 
Morgan Spring and Norton Co. of Worces- 
ter, Mass. I installed a complete testing 
laboratory for the E. R. Thomas Norton 
Co. at Buffalo, N. Y. After several months 
there dissension grew between the Chief 
Engineer and some of the old personnel who 
did not believe in laboratory testing re- 
sults. Forseeing the issue I had an oppor- 
tunity to teach, so in the Fall of 1907, I 
went to the University of Iowa to teach 
chemistry. Then came several years at 
the University of Buffalo, N. Y. U.; Maine, 
Tufts and 14 years Professor and head of 
Chemistry Department of Wheaton Col- 
lege, Norton, Mass." 



8 



Marty Hughes gains 
throne on May Day 

In colorful ceremonies on the University 
campus on May 21, attractive, raven- 
haired, Margaret (Marty) Hughes of 
Chevy Chase, was crowned May queen, 
before a throng of students and guests. 

Miss Hughes mounted the decorated 
platform that served as her throne to be- 
come the fifteenth queen since the custom 
was inaugurated by women students in 
1931. 

She was elected queen on the basis of 
leadership and scholarship. 

Her diadem was placed upon her brow 
by Ramona Randall, daughter of Dr. 
Harlan Randall, university music depart- 
ment head. Carolyn Moody, Bethesda, 
runner-up in May queen elections, served 
as attendant. 

Later Miss Randall, a junior, was tapped 
for the coveted women's honorary society, 
Mortar Boards, by its president, Louise 
Richards. Others taken into the group at 
the climax of festivities were: Sarah Conlon 
and Jean Roby, of Silver Springs; Imogene 
Simmons, Cambridge; Marguerite Stitely, 
Woodsboro, and Louise White, of Laytons- 
ville. 

The May Day theme, Americana, was 
carried out by the presentation of a 
Cavalcade of American development. The 
characterization of figures in American 
history, combined with the traditional 
dances, made the event timely and colorful. 

Miss Hughes past president of Gamma 
Phi Beta, was in the June graduating class 
of the College of Arts and Sciences. Miss 
Moody, a Kappa, also was a June Arts of 
Sciences grad. 

* * * 

Blessed Events 

Capt. and Mrs. James M. Mead, Jr., are 
the proud parents of a son, born recently at 
Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. He 
was named James M. Mead III. Jim, Jr., 
is the son of Senator Mead, Democrat, of 
New York, was in the class of '42. He was 
a member of ATO and pitched on Burton 
Shipley's ball team. 



Dorothy (Dottie) Graves Webster, '44 
Home Economics, and her hubby, Edward 
Webster, '42 Engineering, have announced 
the arrival of Nancy Lynn on March 11. 
While at College Park, Dottie was an 
Alpha XI Delta and Ed belonged to Phi 
Kappa Sigma. They live at 3200 Porter 
Street in Washington. 

Ed, who was in the Coast Guard for 
four years, now is out of the service and is 
associated with Jansky and Bailey con- 
sultant Engineers in Washington. 




MARGARET HUGHES BEING CROWNED BY RAMONA RANDALL 



Coed is Navy "color girl" 
and then weds ensign 

Dorothy A. Hargrove of New York 
City, who was graduated in Agriculture on 
June 8, was "color girl" at the Naval 
Academy Commencement this year and 
later married Ensign James B. Wilson, 
commander of the 24th company which 
won the distinction of carrying the brigade 
flag during the coming school term. 

Dorothy delivered the colors to the 
victorious company at the final parade of 
midshipment at the June week ceremonies. 

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
George C. Hargrove of New York. At the 
university she was the first girl to win a 
scholarship for outstanding work in the 
dairy department. 

Dorothy served on the staff of The Ter- 
rapin, the university's yearbook, and was 
on the cheerleading squad. 

Ensign Wilson is the son of Penrhyn 
Wilson of Charlotte, X. C, and Mrs. 
Gladys Wilson of Los Angeles. He at- 
tended Duke a year before entering the 
Naval Academy, where he twice was 
company commander and ranked high in 
his class. 



Sociology frat added 

Alpha of Maryland chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Delta, national sociology honorary, 
was installed on the campus on May 28. 
It is limited to juniors and seniors major- 
ing in sociology. 



Prof. Hamilton approves 
Moore's Casualty idea 

A. B. Hamilton, associate professor of 
Agricultural Economics at the University, 
agrees with Capt. Sam Moore, '42 Com- 
merce, who wrote in from Guam and whose 
suggestion appeared in the May issue — 
that the Alumni News should print a list 
of all Maryland students or alumni who 
were killed in World War II. 

In this connection, Prof. Hamilton 
wrote: "During the war I have kept in 
contact with the members of Alpha Gam- 
ma Rho who were in the service. This 
chapter has initiated 312 members and 
had 147 in the armed forces of which ten 
were lost. These were John H. Bennett, 
J. Ellsworth Burrall, John Carter, J. Paul 
Duke, E. Wayne Fitzwater, Norman 
Leppert, Newton Magness, Kenneth Ports, 
Fred Timmerman and John Tschantre." 

This is a sad but valuable contribution 
to the records and there certainly must be 
some other fraternities who have compiled 
like statistics. If so, it would be appreci- 
ated highly if they were sent to Bill Cobey, 
Alumni Association secretary-treasurer, 
who is cashier of the University. 



Taps faculty members 

Three faculty members — Dr. Susan E. 
Harman, Dr. Ronald Bamford and Prof. 
James H. Reid — and 20 students recently 
were initiated in Phi Beta Kapps. 



Spring pace is set 
by baseball squad 

Setting the pace for all of Maryland's 
spring sports teams, the baseball nine 
which won 13 out of 18 games, had one of 
its best seasons since Coach Burton Shipley 
took over in 1924. In fact, it was the 
fourth best record, being eclipsed or 
matched only by the following: 

1934: 14-5; 1935: 16-6; 1936: 14-6 and 
title in Southern Conference with 6-2; 
1939: 14-5. 

Maryland's 4-3 mark this year in 
Southern Conference games gave it a tie 
for fourth place with Washington and Lee 
and the Old Liners doubtless would have 
had a much better record had they not 
been rained out of four loop battles. 
Crouthamel, Plate Lead 

Ahead of the Old Liners in the Confer- 
ence were: Clemson, 5-1 ; N. C. State, 11-3; 
Duke, 14-6, and William and Mary, 3-2. 
Maryland broke even with Duke in two 
games, licked William and Mary in their 
only meeting and had two tilts with Wash- 
ington and Lee washed out. 

Harry Crouthamel, who pitched six 
victories in seven starts and hit .416 in 
25 times at bat; Bill Plate, first sacker, 
who batted an even .500 to tie Charley 
Keller's all-time mark made in 1935; 
Danny Boothe, smooth outfielder who hit 
.377 and stole 19 bases in 18 games, in- 
cluding a theft of home against Navy; Al 
Tuminski and Jack Flynn, infielders who 
swatted .333 and .309, respectively; Don 
Gleasner, great catcher, who batted .301 
and was one of the real keymen of the 
team; Outfielder Pete Andrus, with a .257 
mark, and Al Ceskey and Bob Besley, 
other infielders with .250 averages, were 
mainstays. 

Harry Hughes, Bob Keene, Whitney 
McCrea and Joe Fitzpatrick completed a 
keen hurling staff and the first named 
should be a real standout next season. 
Only Two Graduate 

Flynn and Kenny Bransdorf, who came 
back from the war to do a fine supporting 
job of catching, were the only graduates, 
but it is not known whether Gleasner will 
be in school another season. He has had 
several pro offers and although a great 
pass-catching end did not take part in 
spring grid drills. 

In addition to the regular schedule, the 
Old Liners won two practice games from a 
formidable Fort Meade team. 

Shipley needs only a few more good men, 
particularly infielders, to have a really 
great nine in 1947. And if he's as fortunate 
with the next bunch of GI's as he was with 
the last he'll be okay. 



Baseball Scores 

Maryland, 24; King's Point, 4. 

Maryland, 13; King's Point, 9. 

Maryland, 10; Quantico Marines, 9. 

Maryland, 9; Catholic University, 1. 

Maryland, 5; William and Mary, 1. 
(At Williamsburg). 

Maryland, 3; Richmond U., 4. (At 
Richmond). 

Maryland, 0; North Carolina, 2. (At 
Chapel Hill). 

Maryland, 4; Duke, 2. (At Durham). 

Maryland, 20; Georgetown, 1. 

Maryland, 10; Marine Corps Institute 
of Washington, 4. 

Maryland, 13; Johns Hopkins, 6. 

Maryland, 22; Catholic University, 0. 
(At Washington). 

Maryland, 3; Richmond U., 0. (6 in- 
nings). 

Maryland, 2; Duke, 4. (11 innings). 

Maryland, 10-2; King's Point, 4-3. (At 
King's Point). 

Maryland, 1; Navy, 3. (At Annapolis). 

Maryland, 18; Virginia Tech., 3. 

Two games each with Virginia and 
Washington and Lee and one each with 
Virginia Tech., North Carolina and Army 
were rained out. 



Three Maryland players 
help East nine to win 

Outfielders Danny Boothe and Joe 
Andrus and Catcher Don Gleasner of the 
Maryland baseball team played for the 
East in the first annual college game with 
the Midwest in Boston on June 14. 

Andrus drove in one of the runs as the 
East won, 6-2. He was at bat twice. 
Neither Boothe nor Gleasner had a time 
at bat but Dan had one putout and Don 
had two. 

Representatives of 17 schools played for 
the East and Maryland was the only school 
to have more than one player in action. 
Coach Burton Shipley, who was a member 
of the selection committee, made the trip 
with the Old Liners. 



Tuminski looks to grid 

Al Tuminski, third baseman on the ball 
team, plans to try for a backfield job on 
the football eleven next fall. He's a stocky 
185-pounder who is as fast as a streak. 
He got his only grid experience as a GI. 



Rosenfield is listed 
as killed in action 

Lieut. Norman P. (Rosy) Rosenfield, '43 
Commerce, who was joint manager with 
Carl Harris of the 1941 football squad, 
definitely has been classified by the War 
Department as killed in action, his brother 
Louis reports from their home at 9 Bay- 
view Avenue, South Norwalk, Conn. His 
brother adds the following: 

"Norman was a navigator on a B-17 
Flying Fortress based with the 97th 
Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force 
in Italy and failed to return from a mission 
over Salzburg, Austria, on November 11, 
1944. 

"Shortly after graduating in February 
1943, Norman was called into active serv- 
ice with the Army Air Forces as an air 
cadet, he having been previously sworn in 
during his senior year at the University. 
He received his commission and wings at 
Honde Field, Texas, in June, 1944, and 
after joining his crew for flight training at 
Dyersburg, Tenn., went overseas in Sep- 
tember. 

"During his student days at Maryland 
he won his "M" as co-manager of football 
and was tapped for Omicron Delta Kappa 
in 1941 at the same time that Lord Halifax 
was initiated into the society as an honor- 
ary member. 

"I am enclosing check for the Alumni 
News which my mother enjoys reading and 
which has been coming regularly." 



Editors note. — Most everyone on the 
campus knew Rosy, a keen student and an 
always smiling youngster, ready to pitch in 
and help do any sort of a job. He and 
Harris made a pleasing pair of managers 
and friends. There was no trying to shift 
the chores from one to another as both were 
willing workers. 



Lacrosse Games 

Maryland, 17; Loyola College of Balti- 
more, 3. 

Maryland, 3; Mount Washington Club 
of Baltimore, 8. 

Maryland, 4; Duke, 12. 

Maryland, 5 ; Army 1 1 . (At West Point). 

Maryland, 11; Princeton, 10. (Extra 
period). 

Maryland, 4; Navy, 1 1. (At Annapolis). 

Maryland, 7; Johns Hopkins, 6. (At 
Baltimore). 



10 



Lacrosse team displays real stuff 

despite its first losing campaign 



Making the best of your assets under 
handicaps sometimes should take preced- 
ence over a team's record in the won and 
lost column. That is the case with Mary- 
land's 1946 lacrosse squad which won only 
three of seven games for its worst record 
since Jack Faber took the helm back in 
1928, later to be joined by Al Heagy as 
the country's "top coaching twins." 

It was the first season the Old Liners 
ever lost more games than they won, but 
still left the Faber-Heagy regime with a 
total of 1 22 victories, 2 1 defeats and one tie. 

The Old Liners just didn't have the ma- 
terial for a winner. They were mainly green 
but willing and showed the stuff of which 
they were made by whipping Princeton, 
11-10, in overtime and taking the final 
game from Hopkins, 7-6, which alone al- 
most made the campaign a success. 

Now Leads All Rivals 

It put the Old Liners one-up on the Jays 
in their long series and gave Maryland an 
all-time edge over all its collegiate lacrosse 
rivals. 

However, it was the triumph over 
Princeton that was the big feather in 
Maryland's cap. There are many who 
rated the Tigers, who lost only to Mount 
Washington in addition to the Terps, as 
the peer of any outfit in the country. They 
didn't play Navy or Army, so the formers 
12-10 victory over the Cadets at West 
Point gave the Middies the crown. 

Maryland's strength was centered in 
Jack Hoyert, close attack; Bob Fetters and 
John Ruppersberger, close defense, and 
Bill Ruppersberger. midfielder, all of 
whom, along with Goalie Tommy Hofteck- 
er, played in the North-South all star game 
in Baltimore on June 8 which ended 14-all 
after an extra period despite that the 
Northerners led 9-2 at intermission. 

Developing at Finish 

Faber and Heagy had their youngsters 
in the developing stage when the season 
ended and if too many are not called to the 
colors in the meantime, they should do 
okay next spring. One of the greatest 
prospects is Howard Hughes close attack. 
He'll be badly needed, too, as Hoyert has 
played out his string, as has the always 
dependable Fetters. 

Hoyert, incidentally, appeared as the 
best attack player on the field in the 
North-South game for speed, stickhandling 
and fast and accurate passing. Fetters also 
played brilliantly in the South's last half 
drive. Both of these should be all-America, 
but it was the indomitable and gritty 



Tmf+ .- 




TOM HOFFECKER 

Sparrows Point lad who played a 
great game in goal although a fresh- 
man. 

Hoffecker who really turned the tide for 
the South. 

He was given the goalie assignment at 
the start of the second half and his goal- 
keeping, ability to engineer the clearing of 
the ball and fighting qualities gave the 
South the needed spark. In fact, Tommy 
became the "toast" of the 3,500 yelling 
fans as the South climbed the long hill to 
the deadlock. And Tommy was only a 
freshman playing his first year of varsity 
lacrosse. 

But to sum up Maryland's regular sea- 
son, the Old Liners never really had a mid- 
field and you can't be a topnotch lacrosse 
team without at least three of four mid- 
fielders with speed and stick craft. 



Hoyert gets trophy 
as letters go to 77 

Maryland athletes who sported the 
Black and Gold in seven aggregations 
during the scholastic year were honored 
during commencement week when letters 
were distributed at the annual presentation 
of awards. A total of 77 Ms were given out 
in addition to other honors. 

Jack Hoyert was presented the Powell 
lacrosse award, given by the class of 1913, 
and also received a gold award for three 
years of competition in that sport. 

Other three-year winners were Jack 
Flynn, Kenny Bransdorf and Danny 
Boothe, baseball players, and Bill Filbert, 
boxer. 

Letter-winners and their sports were as 
follows: 

Boxing — Tommy Maloney, William 
Greer, Ken Malone, Jose Carro, Lou 
Brown, Jose Fossas, Dave Mills, Phil 
Rogers, William Filbert. 

Baseball — Joe Andrus, William Plate, 
Jack Flynn, Joe Fitzpatrick, Danny 
Boothe, Bob Besley, Kenny Bransdorf, 
Bob Keene, Al Cesky, Al Tuminksi, Harry 
Crouthamel, Whitney McCrea, Don Gleas- 
ner, Louis Crapster, Harry Hughes, Frank- 
lin McAdams. 

Basket ball — John Edwards, Pete Pin- 
occi, John Hughes, Vie Turyn, Joe Bau- 
man, Jack Heise, Bob Keene, Bill Poiing, 
Bill Brown, Don Gleasner, Bill Lake. 

Lacrosse — Tom Hoffecker, Larry Cooper, 
Bob Fetters, John Ruppersberger, Joseph 
Johnson, Bill Ruppersberger, Jack Hoy- 
ert, Howard Hughes, John Cook, William 
Nuttle, Robert Berger, Irwin Brown, 
Philip Yolk, Donald Williams, Pete Bozick. 

Track — Laurence Claggett, Ed Mat- 
thews, Brian Fennel, Tom Devlin, Ray 
Storti, Nick Kozay, Charley Wilson, Jim 
Kutz, Hubert Tucker, Sterling Kehoe, 
Jim O'Steen, Gene Kelley. 

Rifle — Melville Bowers, J. McGuire, 
Mattingly, Walter Bowling, Jack Wesson, 
Milton Kurtz, David Weber, John P. 
Miller. 

Tennis — De Witt Smith, Bob Grogan, 
Eddie La Berge, David Rothenhoefer, Jim 
Render, J. Glazer, Kenneth Kefauver. 



Beamer, Fields join 

Lieut. Francis Beamer, '40, football and 
basket ball star, and Capt. Tommy Fields, 
'41, one of the Old Liners' greatest runners 
of all-time, both Marine Corps officers who 
saw duty in the South Pacific, now are sta- 
tioned together in Philadelphia. Beamer, 
in fact, is "my boss", is the way Fields 
put it. 



11 



Track team divides 
in six dual meets 

Coach Jim Kehoe, former Old Line mid- 
dle distance ace, and Army captain during 
the war, did all right with his tracksters in 
the first postwar season and buiit a found- 
ation which should lead to much better 
things during 1946-47. 

Kehoe's charges broke even in six dual 
meets, losing one of them to Virginia by a 
62-64 score that with a break here or there 
easily could have been placed on the right 
side of the ledger. In fact, the Old Liners 
took on the Cavaliers in a bad spot, only 
two days after some of the leading runners 
had competed in the Penn Relay Carnival. 

Maryland got third place in the South- 
ern Conference meet in which two powerful 
outfits — Duke and North Carolina — piled 
up points to finish first and second. Ed 
Matthews, who scored an upset to win the 
440 in 49.6, was the only individual winner. 

Matthews was the leading runner on the 
team but was given a close run for honors 
by Tom Devlin, another war vet, who got 
second in the Conference half mile. Both 
also ran on the relay team which placed 
second to Duke. 

Jim Kurz who won the shot put in a 
triangular meet with Navy and Villanova, 
was the top field man, never failing to 
score. 

Sterling Kehoe, brother of the coach; 
Jim O'Steen, Brian Fennell and Charley 
Wilson, runners; Ray Storti and Karl 
Morgenstein, hurdlers; Laurence Clagett, 
pole vaulter, and Nick Kozay, discus 
thrower, were others to get points con- 
sistently. 

Jack Hibbets, an able high jumper and 
pole vaulter, was injured early in the sea- 
son, costing the team considerable strength. 



Track Results 

Maryland, 113; American University, 
9; Loyola College, 4. 

Maryland, 95; William and Mary, 31. 

Maryland, 68^; Virginia Military Insti- 
tute, 57H- 

Maryland, 39^; Penn State, 65; Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, 49j^. (At State 
College). 

Maryland, 28; Navy, 120; Villanova, 5. 
(At Annapolis). 

Maryland, 26; Duke, 76; North Caro- 
lina, 57; Virginia Military Institute, 20; 
South Carolina, 19j^; William and Mary, 
15; North Carolina State, 2Y 2 ; Clemson, 2. 
(Southern Conference meet at Chapel 
Hill). 

Maryland failed to score in IC-4A games 
at Annapolis. 





JIM KURZ 
Husky shot putter and grid ace. 

Goff in desert country 
but cool breezes help 

Pvt. Russell H. Goff, '42 Arts and Sci- 
ences, 43026400, 9393 TSU, WSPG, is at 
Las Cruces, New Mexico, in case you 
might want to drop him a line. We'll let 
him tell his own story in writing from the 
above named spot: 

"After three happy months at Aberdeen, 
Md., (every weekend at home in Washing- 
ton), my boss at the ballistic research 
laboratory sent me down here to run ap- 
paratus in connection with the V-2 rocket 
firings. 

"I must say that this desert is an ideal 
place for firing rockets. Added to the 600 
or so officers, GI's, and a few civilians, are 
uncountable numbers of jack rabbits, 
snakes and lizards. Seriously, though, this 
weather and altitude is really quite enjoy- 
able. Usually there is a bright sun, but no 
humidity and a constant breeze makes this 
place quite livable. 

"Enclosed is a check to cover my dues to 
the Alumni News." 



Average of .560 is made 
by teams during year 

Although three of the seven varsity 
teams were slightly on the debit side of the 
ledger during the 1945-46 term, the sports 
program as a whole was highly successful 
and the year's average was .560. Here is 
the complete record: 

Team W. L. T. 

Football 6 2 1 

Basket ball 9 11 

Boxing 3 5 

Baseball 13 5 

Track (dual meets) 3 3 

Lacrosse 3 4 

Tennis 5 3 

Totals 42 33 1 

* * * 

Old Liners in Germany 
looking to homecoming 

Anewsy letter, telling about some of the 
boys, has come to hand from Capt. John 
J. Dobler, '43 Commerce. It was dated 
Sunday, May 26, Augsburg, Germany. 

John, a Baltimorean, and a Sigma Chi, 
is with the Displaced Persons Section of 
Headquarters 9th Infantry Division. 

First Lieut. Ned Thomas, '44, also is 
with Headquarters 9th Division in Augs- 
burg. 

Others he mentioned in his letter, in 
which he said all had enough length of 
service to be heading home and had 
planned a reunion at College Park at 
Homecoming in the fall, were: 

First Lieut. Jack Crow, '43 Agriculture, 
who hails from Towson and who is a 
member of Alpha Gamma Rho, is com- 
mander of A Company, 47th Infantry 
Regiment in Ulm. 

First Lieut. Jim Saum, '43 Agriculture, 
who lived in Edmondston, is with the 9th 
Division Artillery Headquarters in Mu- 
nich. Johnny is a KA. 

First Lieut. Eddie Rider, '44 Arts and 
Sciences, is with Headquarters 5th In- 
fantry Regiment in Salsburg. Eddie, an- 
other Baltimorean, was editor of The 

Diamondback. 

* * * 

Barred from Athletics 

It has been ruled by the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Southern Conference that 
students transferring from the Naval or 
Military Academy will not be eligible to 
compete in athletics on any member teams. 

* * * 

Woodward in Florida 

First Lieut. Arthur Fletchell Woodward, 
'42 Arts and Sciences, now is at Boca 
Raton (Fla.) Air Field. He was a letter- 
man in baseball and basket ball. 



12 




VICTOR LINDSKOG 



Fehr is named president 
of f 7M" group on Campus 

Wally Fehr, tackle on the football team, 
is the new president of the student "M" 
Association, organized for letter men on 
the campus. Mike Zetts was the retiring 
prexy. 

Tom Chisari is vice president, Francis 
(Scoop) Evans is secretary-treasurer and 
Brian Fennell is historian. 

On the governing board, representing 
various sports, arc Football — Emile Fritz, 
Jr.; basket ball — Vie Turyn; track — Tom 
Devlin. 

Lacrosse, rifle and baseball representa- 
tives will be named later. 

For those unacquainted with the "M" 
Association, it was formed in 1942 with the 
purpose of aiding intercollegiate athletics 
and sponsoring intramural competition. 

All wearers of the Varsity "M" are 
eligible for membership and are urged to 
attend future meetings. 

Dr. Cory, who is connected with the 
Entomology Department, is the adviser. 
* * * 

Tennis Matches 

Maryland, 4; Richmond U., 1. (Halted 
by rain). 

Maryland, 6; King's Point, 3. 

Maryland, 9; Washington and Lee, 0. 
(At Lexington). 

Maryland, 3; Virginia, 6. (At Charlottes- 
ville). 

Maryland, 4; Georgetown, 5. (At Wash- 
ington). 

Maryland, 8; Western Maryland, 1. 
(At Westminster;. 

Maryland, 2; Georgetown, 7. 

Maryland, 6; Cherry Point, 3. 



Lindskog will tutor 
centers and guards 

Victor Lindskog, Philadelphia Eagle 
center and before that a star for Clark 
Shaughnessy's Stanford 1940 Rose Bowl 
eleven, has been added to coaching staff. 
He will coach the centers and guards in 
football and also assist Heinie Miller with 
the boxing team. 

Lindskog is no green pea at coaching, 
having served as line mentor at Stanford 
under Marchy Swartz, in 1942 and in 1943 
was an instructor in the Army athletic 
program there. He also coached the 
Indian ringmen. 

The big Swede is Shaughnessy's third 
assistant, giving Maryland a well-balanced 
staff. The famed T mentor's other aides 
are Al Heagy and Al Woods but he'll add 
a backfield coach if he can get a topnotch 
man. 

Lindskog comes highly recommended by 
Shaughnessy himself. The Maryland chief 
of staff first spotted his new assistant as a 
backfield candidate at Stanford and per- 
suaded him to switch back to center where 
he played in high school and on the fresh- 
man team. Shaughnessy told the youngster 
he would be only a mediocre back but had 
the makings of an outstanding center, a 
prophecy borne out by Lindskog's selection 
on the All-Pacific Coast team. He spent 
the 1941 season at the same position and at 
the conclusion of that year was picked by 
the Eagles in the pro draft. 

Lindskog stands 6 feet 1 and weighs 205 
pounds. He won the Pacific Coast inter- 
collegiate heavyweight boxing champion- 
ship and after graduation participated in a 
few professional bouts but gave it up in 
preference for coaching. He remained at 
Stanford as boxing coach after that school 
gave up football and while with the Eagles 
in 1944 and 1945 added to his coaching ex- 
perience by assisting Frank Fitts with the 
Friends Academy squad. 

* * * 

Purple Heart net squad 
deserves great credit 

For a team that was not contemplated 
at the outset of the school year, Maryland's 
Purple Heart tennis outfit did all right by 
itself in winning five out of eight matches. 

While the team boasted no outstanding 
racketer, it was well-balanced and every 
man on the squad contributed to the suc- 
cessful campaign. 

Much credit belongs to Lieut. Doyle 
Royal, one of Maryland's prewar tennis 
aces, who really did a keen job of coaching 
and keeping the boys on their toes. 






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LT. COL. GEORGE BOHLER 

Bohler back as trainer 
and equipment manager 

George M. Bohler, who was with Clark 
Shaughnessy at the University in 1942, has 
returned to become trainer of all Old Line 
athletic teams and equipment manager. 

During his previous Army assignment at 
College Park, Bohler was an assistant in 
the military department and also was in 
charge of equipment as the program was 
more or less on an Army basis. 

He recently was retired as a lieutenant 
colonel after 30 years service in the Army 
and paid a visit to Shaughnessy during the 
spring grid drills. In fact, he helped out for 
a few days in the training room then, look- 
ing after a couple of injured boys who 
needed special attention. 

Bohler is a graduate of Washington 
State College, and his brother, J. Fred 
Bohler, is director of athletics for the 
Cougars. 

Shaughnessy is elated over the addition 
of Bohler, with whom he long has been 
acquainted, and declared, ''You could 
search the country over and you wouldn't 
find a better or more intelligent trainer." 



Bill Byrd returning 

Bill Byrd, son of Prexy Byrd, who 
played center and guard for Clark Shaugh- 
nessy in 1942, plans to be a member of the 
grid squad again next fall. Bill, a lieuten- 
ant in the Marine Corps, recently returned 
from dutv in the South Pacific. 



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Maj. Ed Quinn earns 
Army commendation 

Maj. Edward F. Quinn, '34 Education, 
who was one of Geary Eppley's trackmen 
for three years in the 100, 220 and 440, has 
been awarded the Army Commendation 
Ribbon for his work as head of the Re- 
conditioning Service at Mason General 
Hospital, Brentwood, N. Y., the only 
Army hospital devoted exclusively to the 
care and treatment of neuropsychiatric 
casualties. 

Given by Major Gen. J. A. Van Fleet, 
commanding general of Second Service 
Command the citation reads: "Maj. 
Quinn, as chief of the reconditioning serv- 
ice, Mason General Hospital, Brentwood, 
N. Y., has contributed to an outstanding 
degree to the successful accomplishment of 
the mission of the hospital by the perform- 
ance of meritorious service in connection 
with the expansion, development and pro- 
ficient operation of the reconditioning 
service." 

Major Quinn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Quinn, Sr., of Washington, D. C. 
graduated from Tech. High before entering 
the University. 

He entered upon active duty with the 
Army at Fort Bragg, N. C. in September 
1940. Before coming to Mason in July 
1944 he had commanded an infantry com- 
pany, had served as assistant professor of 
Military Science and Tactics at Maryland, 
as Commandant of the A.S.T. unit at 
Catholic University, and had attended the 
Command and General Staff School at 
Fort Leavenworth, Kans. 

Besides the Army Commendation rib- 
bon, he wears the Pre-Pearl Harbor, the 
American Defense, and the Victory rib- 
bons and the Meritorious Service Award 
insignia. 

Ed, in addition to being a track star, was 
an outstanding campus leader. Among the 
many offices he held was the highest — the 
presidency of the Student Government 
Association — and he was a company cap- 
tain in the ROTC. He was a member of 
Theta Chi. 

He helped coach the Maryland track 
team for a time and later was instructor in 
physical education at nearby Takoma- 
Silver Spring High School. 



Mathias is Army grad 

John R. Mathias of Mount Rainier, an 
engineering student at the University from 
1940 to 1943, was among the June gradu- 
ates at West Point. He attained the rank of 
cadet captain there and will become an 
ordnance officer. 




MAJ. QUINN RECEIVING ARMY COMMENDATION RIBBON FROM 

COL. CLEEVE C. ODOM, COMMANDING OFFICER OF MASON GENERAL 

HOSPITAL, BRENTWOOD, N. Y. 



Louise Marie Umali 
writer about 

"Here is a most interesting letter from 
Louise Marie Umali, '43 Education, dated 
May 21, at 4461 Calendonia Way, Los 
Angeles, Calif., 41 : 
"Dear Friends: 

"You often have mentioned to me in 
letters confirming my membership in the 
Alumni Association that should I ever dig 
up news about Maryland grads I should 
pass along the information. Los Angeles 
is kinda far out west but every once in a 
great while I get a chance to see a true 
Easterner — a Marylander! 

"Just by chance, I suppose, I did see 
Bill Byrd in his Marine uniform at the 
Biltmore Hotel here in Los Angeles, but 
after I decided it was he it was too late to 
say hello. Then, Willa Ott, '43, Education, 
who lived in Hyattsville and who now is 
married and who has been in the Marines 
for quite some time, spent the afternoon at 
my home. Later I got the opportunity of 
being with her while I was on business in 
San Francisco last January. Ann Criswell, 
'43 Arts and Sciences, of Riverdale who 
recently married the famous Paul J. 
Madden of the Army Air Corps and herself 
a flyer in the WASP, spent a week-end 
with me sometime in '45. 

"These little get-to-gethers have made 
me feel much closer to dear old Maryland, 
which still is closest to my heart. But, 
then I am writing this letter this time 
about myself. 

"I came out here in the summer of '44 
primarily to be with my mother, who is 
here on business, and to enter the graduate 
school of U.C.L.A. to get a masters' in 



proves stirring 
trip, other incidents 

Physical Education. In the meantime, I 
accepted a position as director of swim- 
ming, later to become the associate director 
of Health Education for the Young Wo- 
men's Christian Association of Los Angeles. 

"Consequently, I have had to give up 
some of my graduate study and confine it 
to only a few hours. Graduate school and 
my work with the Y.W.C.A. have been 
thrilling to say the least, but I am even 
more excited over my immediate future. 

"Within the month, I am flying to Rio 
de Janeiro, Brazil, to pick up my father, 
Sefior G. R. Umali, who is on official busi- 
ness there. I will spend some of my time 
in study, travel and play. I can't wait to 
get started. The rest of my family will 
remain here and both father and I will be 
back in the States, probably to Washing- 
ton, D.C., the latter part of August. 

"It has been lots of work, and red-tape 
trying to get started and make plans for 
the trip, but I suppose that is the joy of 
traveling, or at least part of it. Perhaps, 
I can be of some help to my alma mater. 

"Lots of my Dad's South American 
friends want to come to the States to visit 
and to study. You can bet-your-life I'll 
recommend the U. of M. I hope that some 
of you will write to me while I am there 
and if there are any worthwhile prospects 
floating around, I'll pass them on. My 
address will be: Care of Seiior G. R. 
Umali, Hotel Gloria, Rio de Janeiro. 

"Best wishes to all of you and I shan't 
forget home. 

"Affectionately, 

"Louise Marie Umali." 



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Orange Blossom Procession 



First Lieut. Isabel Reed Butler, '41 
Education, Marine Corps Women's Re- 
serve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orion R. 
Butler of Edmonston, was married on 
May 18 to Robert James McDonald of 
Wildercroft. Both places are in Prince 
George County. 

Isabel, who was graduated from Hyatts- 
ville High before entering the University, 
plans to soon complete work on her 
master's degree in physical education at 
the University of Pittsburgh. She obtained 
a bachelor's degree in physical education at 
Maryland. She has been an outstanding 
athlete throughout her school life. In the 
Marine Corps she specialized in directing 
recreational and morale activities. 

Bob served gallantly as a corporal with 
the Army engineers and was one of Gen. 
Wainwright's heroes captured on Corregi- 
dor. He twice was wounded and won 
numerous decorations. He was a prisoner 
of the Japs for 40 months, during which he 
lost 60 pounds and shrunk two inches in 
height. He is in business in Washington. 

They will live at Wildercroft. 

Katherine Ellen Barker, '42 Arts and 
Sciences, daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Howard 
F. Barker of Cleveland Park in Washing- 
ton, was married June 1 to Paul R. Mc- 
Clenon, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mc- 
Clenon of Takoma Park. 

Katherine was a member of Kappa 
Delta and the honorary societies of Motar 
Board and Phi Kappa Phi. She served as 
a WAVE officer in Washington from 
January, 1943, until March, 1946. 

He is a graduate of George Washington 
and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Omicron Delta Kappa. He was in the 
Army for three years, serving in the Field 
Artillery with the 3rd Army in the Euro- 
pean theater, and now is associated with 
UNRRA headquarters in Washington. 



Barbara Ann Faulkner, '46 Home Eco- 
nomics, daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robert 
R. Faulkner of Washington and Robert J. 
O'Neill, Jr., of Chevy Chase were married 
in May. She is a Kappa Delta and a re- 
ception was held at the fraternity house in 
College Park. He is a student in the George 
Washington Medical School and only re- 
cently was returned to civil life after four 
years in the Navy. 



Dorothy A. Rundles, '43 Home Eco- 
nomics, has reported her marriage to 
Kenneth Wright on March 8. She gave no 
details other than to say that he was em- 
ployed by the Travelers Insurance Com- 



pany of Hartford, Conn. Dorothy was a 
member of Gamma Phi Beta. Her home 
was at 1378 Taylor Street in Washington. 



Lieut. (Sg) William A. Slicer, '40 Engi- 
neering, whose home is in Gaithersburg, was 
married on June 1 to Theresa Eleanor 
Welsh of Silver Spring. She is a graduate 
of Sacred Heart Academy of Washington. 

Slicer gained a commission in the Navy 
in September, 1942. After brief training at 
Camp Allen, \'a., he was sent first to 
Alaska, then to the Aleutian Islands where 
he spent 18 months with the 38th Con- 
struction Battalion, (Seabees). From the 
Aleutians he was sent back to the States 
for six months, then moved to the Pacific 
on Tinian in the Mariannas. There he 
helped to construct a B-29 airbase. From 
Tinian he went into Japan. He spent a 
total of 33 months overseas. 



Kenneth B. Hoyt of Cherokee, Iowa, a 
student at the University, was married on 
May 25 to Phyllis June Howland, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Howland of 
Silver Spring. He will continue his studies 
and Mrs. Hoyt will retain her position in 
the Internal Revenue Department. 



Dr. Gewehr in Germany 
with lecturing bureau 

Dr. W. M. Gewehr, chairman of the De- 
partment of History of the University, 
who is on leave of absence, now is in 
Germany. 

Dr. Gewehr, previous to his transfer to 
Germany where he is spending the last 
three months of his contract year, served 
two terms at Shrivenham University in 
England and then joined the faculty of the 
American University at Biarritz, France. 
He tells of his present work, as follows: 

"I am attached to the lecture bureau and 
am on a three-man panel. We discuss in- 
ternational affairs before soldier audiences 
and over the radio. We are being sent all 
over Germany. Incidentally, I had an op- 
portunity to sit in on the Nuremberg 
trials when Field Marshal Keitel was on 
the stand. I also spent an afternoon at the 
Dachau trials and of course carefully in- 
spected the camp which now houses SS 
prisoners. The ashes of many of the victims 
of Dachau are in barrels under the crema- 
tory." 



Engagements 

Catherine Lenore Briggs, '46 Arts and 
Sciences, has announced her engagement 
to Claude (allergy of Baltimore, who is a 
student at the University. No date was set. 

Lenore who belonged to Alpha Epsilon 
Phi, will do graduate work at Ohio State 
next winter. She was campus society 
editor, on the M-Book staff, violinist in the 
university orchestra and member of the 
Interfaith Council. 

Claude is president of the Men's League 
and a leading figure in the Veterans' Club. 
He served with the armed forces for five 
years, first as a soldier and then with the 
Army Air Corps and saw duty on Attu and 
in the Southwest Pacific. 



Joseph G. Walsh, an engineering student 
at the University during 1941-42, has an- 
nounced his engagement to Jean Elizabeth 
Rumble, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Cyril 
A. Rumble, USN. Miss Rumble attended 
art schools in Los Angeles and Washing- 
ton. They will be married in September. 
Both families are Washingtonians. 



Eleanor L. Beckley, a 1946 graduate of 
the College of Arts and Sciences, has an- 
nounced her engagement to Lieut, (jg) 
Donald W. Osten, USNR. They will be 
married late this summer and will go to 
Worcester, Mass., to live. He will resume 
his studies at Clark University there. 
Eleanor, a Kappa Delta, is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. Perry Beckley of Amer- 
ican University Park in Washington. 



Lieut. George H. Kidwell, who attended 
the University before going into the serv- 
ice, is engaged to wed Nancy Lee Abree, a 
student at Mary Washington College. No 
date for the wedding was announced. 
Lieut. Kidwell now is on leave after serving 
with the Army of occupation in Japan. 



A September wedding is planned by Re- 
becca Gill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam A. Gill of Parkfairfax, Va., and Ber- 
nard Lloyd Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Lloyd R. Morton of University Park, Md. 
Young Morton, recently discharged from 
Army Air Forces, is a student at the Uni- 
versity. Miss Gill who studied dietetics at 
Penn State, is a member of Chi Omega. 



Alpha Zeta revived 

Alpha Zeta, Maryland chapter of the 
honorary agricultural fraternity established 
in 1920 but inactive since 1942, was re- 
activated just before school closed with 19 
alumni members present from Washington 
and Baltimore. 



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